Walking with the Lord

My eleven-month-old grandson is on the verge of walking. In fact, by the time this blog is posted, he’ll probably have the run of the house, literally! But until he’s mastered the skill, I’m sure he’ll have plenty of bumps and bruises.

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Walking is definitely a skill that takes practice. It takes strength, coordination, balance, and perseverance. Walking daily with the Lord takes practice as well.

Scripture teaches a lot about walking. The prophet Micah wrote, “All the nations may walk in the name of their gods; we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever” (Micah 4:5). We choose who we walk with.

Walking with the Lord means we confess, love, obey, and rely on Him. Confession helps us stay in a right relationship with God. We need to regularly admit and deal with temptations and struggles.

The apostle John wrote, “And this is love:  that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love” (2 John 6).

When we rely on the Lord, we’re not doing life on our own. Instead, we are following His lead. The book of Proverbs has a lot to say about the benefits of allowing wisdom to guide us. “When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble” (Proverbs 4:12).

On the flipside, walking in the way of the wicked is to be avoided since its consequences include darkness, stumbling, falling, and violence (Proverbs 4). “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).

May we grow spiritually, making forward progress, as we walk daily with the Lord.


About Arrow

Hi and welcome! My pen name is Arrow. The word “arrow” intrigues me because it has two meanings that describe my passions. One, it is an instrument used intentionally to reach a target, and two, it shows the way. As a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, my goals are to live for Him, lead others to Him, and glorify the Heavenly Father. I pray that the stories, poems, song lyrics, and devotional thoughts I share on this website will always be inspired by the Holy Spirit and aligned with the truths found in God’s Word. My hope is that the words may penetrate your heart and point the way to a closer relationship with the Savior. I look forward to sharing my journey with you. Experiencing what God has in store is bound to be exciting! May you be blessed! ~ Arrow
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