Walking for Wellness

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 (All day)

Did you know that walking helps keep us fit in more than one way?

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[Steve Myers] Web MD says walking is one of the easiest ways to get exercise and do the things that you need to do to stay healthy. Do you take time to walk? It's recommended by the experts that we do that very thing. In fact, they say two and a half hours of this kind of moderate activity every week, whether it's brisk walking or biking, yard work, those kinds of things, are recommended for every one of us if we want to stay physically healthy.

Now, there's a connection to the Bible. In fact, over in the book of Colossians it talks about walking. Colossians:1:10, it says this thing, "That you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God." And so, when the Bible's talking about walking here in Colossians, it's not talking just about a physical walk, but it's getting down to the heart and core of what our life is about. Whether you would look up that word in Greek or even the Hebrew version of that word for walking, it's about how we behave, it's about how we act, it's about how we conduct our lives.

And so I think it's an interesting metaphor because, in the book of Acts, the truth – God's way – is called "the way" (Acts:9:2; Acts:24:14). And we're going to walk in the way. We're going to conduct our lives according to what God's standard is. And so, if we want to walk for wellness, like Web MD talks about, we want to walk that way. That's exactly how we want to walk. In fact, we can pray and ask God to help us and guide us as we walk His way.

There's a psalm that is so encouraging in this way. It's Psalm:86:11, and it says, "Teach me Your way, O Lord, and I will walk in Your truth." Maybe we could pray about that. Let's ask God to teach us, to open our minds more fully, to show us how we could better walk, how we can stay on His path that much more precisely. Let's pray about that and ask God to direct us and open our minds so that we're not only healthy physically, but most importantly, that we are walking for spiritual wellness.

That's BT Daily . We'll see you next time.

linda effenberger

linda effenberger's picture

Thanks for another BT training lesson. It is putting forth the effort to walk that brings about healthy, physical results. This also can be applied to maintaining spiritual health, as you have brought out in this BT Daily. It is so encouraging to read about people in the Bible who "walked" with God. One picture I hold in mind is the one where Adam "walked" with God in the Garten of Eden before Eve was made and he named all of the animals that God brought before him. I am also reminded that God walked in the Garten looking for Adam and Eve, after they had sinned.

I want to walk with God every day. I want to take him with me whereever I go and whatever I do.I want to do what pleases him as he shows me his way. This takes effort and alot of willpower (willingness) to put this into practice. It requires a consequent training ethic.


babsie's picture

Great analogy! Thanks!!

It reminds me of a line from a song in the old Broadway show "Godspell". The song reads......"see Thee more clearly, love Thee more dearly, follow Thee more nearly day by day".

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