[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:1:10That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;, 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:9:2And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.; Acts:24:14But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:). 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:86:11Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name., 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.
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