WALKING

Read Isaiah 40:28-34

…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They

will soar on wings like eagles; they will walk and not be faint.

–Isaiah 40:31

Thought for the Day

Let us walk in the light of the Lord.

 

ISAIAH SPEAKS OF three levels of living for God:  Soaring (sometimes called mountain-top experiences), running, and walking. Soaring refers to highly spiritual and emotional states when the victory is won, and our hearts fill with joy unspeakable and full of glory. We thank God for such times, but they are often few and far between. The times of soaring should be cherished and appreciated, but they are not the reason for Christian living.

Running is the second level of Godly living. It is slightly lower than soaring. It is a time of happiness and busy activity. One of the dangers of running is that, like Martha, we may get so busy that we miss the presence of Jesus Christ (Luke 10:40).

The final level is walking. It refers to the activities of daily living, doing our duties, fulfilling our obligations. Some refer to it as the daily grind. It is being faithful to God day by day, week by week, year by year, during the bad times as well as the good ones. It isn’t highly emotional or glamorous, but God honors it.

In living for God, these three exist:  Soaring, running, and walking, but the greatest of these is walking.

Prayer:  Dear God, help us to be good walkers.

Focus:  Being faithful.

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