Walk This Way

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What’s your favorite walking song? You know, a song that has lyrics that talk about walking? What about “I would walk 500 miles…” by The Proclaimers. “These Boots Are Made for Walking” by Nancy Sinatra? “I’m walkin'” by Fats Domino? Everybody is good for “Walk Like An Egyptian” by the Bangles. And I totally date myself by admitting I still love to scream out “Walk This Way” by Aerosmith.

But I struggle with walking. I’m a runner. Not a fast runner but I still love to run. Even when I’m suppose to walk, if I’m injured or something, it’s all I can do not to run even a little bit. I like to move fast. But sometimes you miss out on so much when you’re moving to fast.

Sometimes when I feel the Holy Spirit touch me it literally sends chills up and down my spine. That happened today. Right in the middle of telling yet another person about The Sparrow’s Nest. I was talking fast about what we are doing, and what we hope to do next year, and plans for fundraisers for next year, and hiring staff, and we’ll do this, and we’ll talk to them, and we’ll partner with them , and, and, and,

And then God said “I want you to walk just putting one foot in front of the other and walk in step with Me.”

“Sure, God, like speed walking, you mean? Like really pumping and driving it across the finish line??? Because if I go much slower I’m worried this is all going to fall apart.”

No, I want you to walk one foot in front of the other and walk in step with Me.”

“But, God, the urgency, the intensity, the focus will be lost.I’m worried if I slow down this won’t happen!”

I want you to walk one foot in front of the other in step with Me. Listen to the scripture I have made so important to you.” 

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Matthew 6:25-34

What else is there to say, but “yes, Lord.”

What are your favorite walking lyrics? How do they relate to your walk with God?

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4 responses to “Walk This Way

  1. I’m loving the new song by Mary Mary simply titled “Walking”. It speaks to my life because my main goal is going to take a very long time and I have to persevere and keep my eye on the prize. Some of the lyrics of the song are: “Some people say walking takes too long, but I say with walking you can’t go wrong. Why should you rush your way through life? You won’t get very far running all the time.”
    God bless you in doing His Work.

  2. Liz Robertson

    And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
    And He tells me I am His own;
    And the joy we share as we tarry there,
    None other has ever known.

  3. Jen, thanks for sharing. Those long term goals are sometimes the hardest to keep our eye on. I encourage you to keep your eye on the prize and keep walking at whatever pace God want you to be at.

  4. Liz, that was one of college friends favorite songs. He passed away in a car accident but I have fabulous memories of hearing him sing that on road trips. Thanks for your comment!

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