People of faith often hear about the importance of “walking with God,” but it’s hard to fully understand what this means. A walk can be something that we set aside time to do, or it can be a part of our daily life that we take for granted and often don’t think about. Our walk with God is no different than this.
While it is something that we are passively doing every day, we can also actively make it a habit to “take a walk” with Him. When we do this, we are making the decision to spend time with God and reconnect with Him. This gives us an opportunity to cast our worries on Him, and bring Him into the things we are struggling against.
I love going for walks with people. There’s something about physically moving towards a common goal together that allows for the free flow of conversation. Facing forward instead of staring at one another can also help to break down barriers, and create space for us to say the hard things. It’s a great way to reconnect or reset. By the end of the walk, things aren’t necessarily fixed, but they are always better. This doesn’t necessarily mean that we are entirely connected, but it’s just as important to simply put aside the time to be together. When we do this, we are letting the other person know that they are worth our time.
Even when life gets busy, our daily walk with God should be one that we never stop doing. Just like in our relationships with people in our lives, we have to make the effort to walk beside Christ, and reconnect with Him.
This also applies to our relationship with Jesus. If we are walking with Him every day, we might not even realize that we haven’t put aside time to be with Him one-on-one. It may seem difficult to prioritize this, but when we do, our connection with God will be strengthened. And with the strength of this bond, we will be able to go into our day with renewed fortitude. We will be able to face life’s challenges, and remember that we aren’t doing so alone.
Even when life gets busy, our daily walk with God should be one that we never stop doing. Just like in our relationships with people in our lives, we have to make the effort to walk beside Christ, and reconnect with Him. When we do this, we are able to remember that He is with us. Even during times when it feels as if we are alone, He is right there, willing and waiting to engage with us.