Thursday, February 21, 2013

It's Time to Start Walking!

Walking is one of the best “exercises” a person can do. There is even an extension program called “Walk Across Arkansas” where people can log in their miles and minutes as a team. Teamwork helps tremendously. Just the idea that you have someone by your side through the walk time makes for more fun and fellowship! Walking, any way you look at it, is beneficial to the mind the spirit and the body.

Historically walking was the main mode of transportation before the invention of buggies and the taming of horses. Later on, with the onset of automobiles, people began going places with the quickest transportation. But walking is still the most heart healthy way to go. Take a walk and see- you will find the sights and sounds that are unseen while in a car. From birds to blooms, everywhere you look you see God’s beauty and smell the wonderful aroma of the world He created for you and me!

Our lives are full of blessings – more than we can contain.  God gives us everything we need to enjoy the life we have, to endure the storms that come our way and to make it all the way to heaven. Without God and His blessings, we might make it to heaven, but this life with its hills and valleys, would be hard to endure.

Today is your day to start walking! It’s time to get up and walk in the blessings God has for you! Are you worrying about your past? God wants you to walk in His forgiveness. Are you struggling with your faith? God wants you to walk in His Truth. Are you worrying about your family members, your children, your grandchildren? God wants you to walk in His precepts, for He will answer your prayers in His time. You may feel alone, abandoned, unworthy, discarded or worse. But God says Walk tall in all that I AM for you! You may have nothing on your own, but God’s Word says that God chooses the foolish and base things of this world to confound the wise! Rejoice! You are a Faith Walker because Jesus rose again to give you faith and He loves you forever – even making intercession for you eternally in heaven with the Father!

Psalm 119:44 I will walk in freedom, for I have devoted myself to Your commandments.

Deuteronomy 26:17 You have declared today that the Lord is your God. And you have promised to walk in His ways, and to obey His decrees, commands, and regulations, and to do everything He tells you.

Psalm 56:13 For You have rescued me from death; You have kept my feet from slipping. So now I can walk in Your presence, O God, in Your life-giving light.

Psalm 89:15  Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of Your presence, Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight--

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