I got to babysit the granddaughters the other day. We spent the whole afternoon together and it was a blessing. In addition to the usual activities we always do like drawing, coloring and reading, this time we went for a walk. We took the dogs around the block with us then we went walking by ourselves at a more leisurely pace. We took some letters to the mailbox and prayed for the people who will be receiving them. We talked about traffic safety, staying on sidewalks, and keeping a good grip on the leash so an exuberant pup won’t get away. We talked about things the girls are experiencing and doing in their respective “schools.” And we talked about the meaning behind the Christmas song “Away in a manger.” Oh, we had some good conversations. I really enjoyed our walk. As I reflect on that time of blessing, I am reminded that the Lord wants us to walk with Him. The Bible says in Micah 6:8
Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?
Walking with someone gives us an opportunity not only to share time with them but also to share ourselves. It also gives us an opportunity to learn from them and learn about them. It is good for us to walk with the Lord. We walk with Him by spending time with Him in His word, in His worship, and in His work. And most certainly we walk with Him during our times of prayer. If we stay in step with Him, if we walk humbly with Him, our lives will reflect goodness, justice and kindness.