According to medical authorities, walking is one of the most profitable forms of physical exercise. It stimulates the heart and lungs, strengthens the bones and muscles, increases the blood flow throughout the body, and reportedly contributes to the loss of excess weight. Because of its multiple values, Americans have been encouraged to leave their cars in the garage and participate more frequently in the exercise of walking. A Television commercial some time ago reminded us that “walking makes the good life better.” Did you know that the average pair of feet take 7000 to 8000 steps a day; about two and one-half million steps a year. Just that kind of information makes you tired, doesn’t it? That means that in a lifetime, you will walk approximately 115,000 miles.
EVEN SECULAR MUSIC SPEAKS OVER ANDOVER AGAIN ON THIS SUBJECT OF WALKING: How many of you remember these?
Popular Walk Title Songs
1956 – Johnny Cash – I Walk The Line (because you’re mine, I walk the line)
1959 – Fats Domino – I Want To Walk You Home
1960 – Fats Domino – Walkin’ To New Orleans
1963 – The Four Seasons – Walk Like A Man
1964 – Dionne Warwick – Walk On By
1967 – Four Tops – Walk Away Renee
1968 – Elvis Presley – You’ll Never Walk Alone
1970 – Joe South – Walk A Mile In My Shoes
1972 – Wayne Newton – Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast
However, the walk that God speaks to us about is a different walk than that of the world.
God wants us to understand that the Christian life is a walk-a journey which requires dedication, courage, and persistence. It calls for self-surrender, a fully yielded life, and an intense desire to please God rather than ourselves.
The spiritual walk of which the Bible speaks is a dynamic exercise of faith, and the successful completion of this walk is dependent not upon one’s natural or physical resources but upon the strength, leadership, and controlling influence of the Holy Spirit.
This is not an ordinary walk and you do not keep company with the ordinary. You are walking with God.
However strange it may seem to our finite minds, it is possible, according to the Word of God, to live in the realm of the Spirit and walk in fellowship with the Heavenly Father. Think of the high and holy privilege of walking with God. What an exciting thought that you can walk with God. You mean I can walk with God? The answer is, Yes, you can.
God said in Leviticus 26:3: “If you walk in my statutes and keep my commandments, and do them; I will walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be my people.” The truth is that if we are going to walk with God we must be interested in what God is interested in and God is interested in Global redemption. GCRC helps your members share with others how they can begin a walk with God. Contact your Regional State Missionaries so we can share this amazing concept with you and your church.