The Walk of Faith

In your lifetime you will walk about 65,000 miles—that’s three times around the earth! This fact alone should immediately cause one to consider: 1) the importance of faithfulness; 2) the importance of good shoes; 3) the importance of encouraging travel companions.

The Scripture uses walking as the perfect spiritual analogy to our daily relationship with God: “Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord.” (Psalm 119:1, NIV)

Even though as children we must learn how to walk, once learned and practiced daily for years, it is quite similar to breathing—it becomes “second nature” (really, “first” nature) to us. “We walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7, NIV)

Ephesians 6:15 (AMP) gives us a detailed description of proper spiritual footwear: “…having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace.”

We notice obvious improvements in our energy levels, disposition and health when we walk every day. And our feet certainly appreciate wearing appropriate walking shoes! But this journey we’re on is not a solitary one—there are others who are traveling in the same direction, on the same path, and at the same time that we are meant to encourage and enjoy.

“…if we walk in the light, God Himself being the light, we also experience a shared life with one another, as the sacrificed blood of Jesus, God’s Son, purges all our sin.” (1 John 1:6, MSG)

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