And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. ~Ephesians 5:2
Health experts recommend that everyone strive to do a brisk walk for 30-45 minutes every day for good cardiovascular health and overall good health conditioning. Walking every day consistently is a good way of losing weight or keeping weight under control. It is also a good means of maintaining a good and positive attitude about things. Walking with our spouse or a friend is a good way of passing the time and catching up on things. Overall, walking works! This morning, we want to consider how walking is vitally important for good spiritual health!
We are instructed to walk in love.
The overall driving emphasis in our attitude towards family, friends, fellow church members, and unsaved people we work with is that we have a loving spirit towards them. We are to walk in love, even as Christ loved us and gave Himself for us as an offering and a sweetsmelling savor to God. In other words, Christlike love is sacrificial. It is to be a daily application. It is the one thing that turns a difficult moment into a good moment. Our love for others is to be selfless and to promote the best interest of the people in our life.
We are instructed to walk in light.
“For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light….” Walking in the light means we have separated ourselves from the sins and bad habits of our former life. It means we might have to make a painful parting with people and associates whose lives are ungodly. It means that we live a life of integrity and disclosure. It is amazing the things that happen in darkness. We are called to walk as children of light.
We are instructed to walk circumspectly.
This means to walk with prudence, carefulness, and diligence. “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise….” We are exhorted to buy up the opportunities that God gives us. We are called upon to give diligence to God’s will for our life. We are commanded to be filled with the Spirit. To walk circumspectly compels us to be wise and think of how our decisions impact the lives of others around us. The people of the world walk in foolishness because God is not in their life. As children of God, we have a purpose and direction. We are to be wise about our life’s goal.
We are instructed to walk with God.
Walking with God is maintaining close fellowship through His Word, prayer, church attendance, submission to Him when His Word is preached, and active service for the Lord. Walking with God is knowing His heart and doing His will.
Walking does work! Walking keeps us spiritually fit. Walking helps us see the picture more clearly. Walking keeps us happy and minimizes a bad attitude. Walking clears our thoughts and our soul of things that could clutter us up.
Determine to make “spiritual walking” an ongoing, daily regimen.
Have a walking God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: 2 Samuel 4-7