As I was meditating on my article for this month, I kept being drawn to the way I sign off–“Keep walking!” That got me to thinking, what do I mean by that? What does walking with God look like?
One way to begin to get a handle on this is to immerse ourselves in the Biblical record, the story of people walking with God. Sometimes, we find some clear information about what walking with God might look like. One of my favorite sections of scripture is the Sermon on the Mount. As far as I can tell, it gives some clear pictures of what God is doing and wants us to do. But other stories tell us something else. When Jesus called his disciples to follow him, the dialogue was simple, “Follow me.” No big instructions, no detailed directions about what or how or where, just follow.
As a person who loves to crawl around in caves, I have spent much time in that dark world underground where you really appreciate light. I discovered that the light will only go so far in the darkness. It is enough to let you see a little of where you are going…but not the whole way. I learned that as I took a step the light went a little further and illuminated just a little more of the path. This continued until I found my way out.
I believe walking with God is something like that. As long as we are walking with Him, the promise is there will be enough light to see the next few steps. But to see the whole path, we must keep walking or the darkness swallows up the path.
My prayer for you, for all of us, is that we will walk with God in the light He gives us each moment. Do what is clearly God’s desire as often as you can. And when the path before you gets a little dark, trust that the path will be illuminated as we are faithful to keep taking steps!