Marta and I have been walking in the neighborhood several evenings each week for a couple of months now. I have really enjoyed the time and the talks we have shared. I look forward to going on our walks together. I know that I am not the only one who looks forward to them because every day after supper, our two dachshunds start dancing around every time they suspect that one of us may be about to put on our tennis shoes. Those pups are just so eager and excited that even on days where one of us is too tired to go for a walk the other one will still go on a short walk just to take Briggs and Princess (a name like Princess is what you get when let granddaughters name your pets).
When I see how excited those dogs get to go on a walk with us and be out and about, I can’t help but think that as Christians we ought to get that excited about our daily walk with the Lord. We ought to look forward to spending some time with Him, letting Him lead us and guide us and watch over us as we venture out into this world. And the Lord does want to guide us in our walk; His word makes that clear in several places. Psalm 1:1-3 and Galatians 5:16 are just a couple of verses that come to my mind. He wants to lead us and guide us so that we can enjoy the fullness of His blessing in our lives and be a blessing to others. Now, I will tell you, we don’t “got” to walk with Him…we “get” to walk with Him. And that is definitely a reason to get excited.