He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
This time of year, I become a lot more conscious of walking. Walking is normally a pretty natural thing. I don’t think much about it when I put one foot in front of the other.
We’ve had a lot of snow and ice lately, though, and walking sometimes takes more concentration. The church parking lot can be really icy, and the floors are slippery when people track in snow on their shoes. Even at home, when I go out to the mailbox, I’m careful on the porch steps, then walk through the yard to avoid cement and pavement. Once in the yard, walking is fun, but different. I like to make interesting footprints, to take long strides, to jump (when the neighbors aren’t around), and then to retrace those same prints back to the house.
Walking with God can be treacherous, easy, fun or difficult. Sometimes it requires great concentration to decide what is the right thing to do, how to act in a tough situation. Sometimes it’s easy; we know exactly what to do from the beginning. Sometimes it’s frightening, because walking the right path can lead to change.
But we continue to walk with God anyway. The more we walk, the more at ease we become, even on the slippery days.
© Melissa Bane Sevier, 2011