“He has told you what is good and what it is the LORD requires of you:
to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God.”
Our Walking Companion
My family farms. With that comes miles and miles of old dirt roads. That means lots of country walks. And I love it.
Sometimes a nice quiet walk by myself, with my thoughts, is just what is needed. But most of the time a good long walk, along those quiet dirt roads with a loved one is beyond measure.
It doesn’t matter if we have problems and need someone to listen, or if our job that day is to do the listening, it just seems the dirt road below our feet is the answer.
We aren’t there to get in a certain number of steps or see how many calories we can burn. We are simply there for the peace that comes from a dirt road walk. To slow down. To breathe. To talk and to listen. To love and to be loved.
I can’t help but think of those walks when I read this verse in Micah.
Just like those dirt road walks are about more than the steps, so is walking humbly with our God.
The walk is about a relationship.
He is our guide. And with Him as our guide, we know we are on the right path. If we are walking humbly with Him, staying in step, we form a beautiful bond that will guide us. We can recognize it is not our will, but His that is best for us. What is before us is unknown to us. . . but not to Him.
Walk as He leads. He will show the way.
He is walking with us through it all. Through the good and the bad. Through thick and thin. Always. This isn’t just one nice walk, this is long term.
This is a relationship. A journey together. This is a commitment.
Listen to Him. Serve His will. Depend on Him. What He has planned for us is far beyond what we could plan for ourselves. Even when it seems like it’s not. Humble yourself and trust.
Walking faithfully with God. . . what an amazing way to live one’s life. He can help keep us on track and keep us on the journey we are called to live.
May we realize how special it is to have God as our constant walking companion.
This verse can serve as a reminder to examine our lives and ask the tough questions.
Am I walking humbly with God? Am I walking as Jesus walked? He gave us the ultimate example of walking humbly. Am I doing what is required of me?