Take a Walk – Part 12

Learn to listen as you walk.

To See Clearly

Luke 24:32 – And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?

For days now I have written to you concerning walking with the Lord.  From time to time, Sharon, my bride, and I will take a walk in our neighborhood.  We could walk silently if we chose, or even each of us walk alone.  We could enjoy the fresh air, the sounds of animals, and the sounds of a family fill community, but it is so much better when we walk together, and especially when we talk as we walk.  As simple as our conversations usually are, they are quite refreshing.  Communication, not just speaking words, but listening to what is said, and choosing to hear what is said, makes communication quite an enriching source of energy.  If you don’t already do it, you should try it some time, especially with someone who hold high significance with you.

Of course, when you’re walking with Jesus, you don’t always see Him, and even if you do, there are times as in the walk of two disciples on the road to Emmaeus, that His identity is hidden from you.  It can be amazingly astounding what Jesus can say to you at times when you don’t even realize it’s Him speaking to you.  It can come through a walking companion, something you see as you walk, or a thought that enters your mind, seemingly random in its content, but will ultimately shake your world.  So, whether His voice comes to you as you walk in one of these manners, or some other form altogether, I urge you to prepare your heart to hear His voice so that when you hear it, it does not seem to you to be simply a sound of nature, such as thunder.  That happened, you know, in the Scriptures, when Father spoke audibly to over His Son, and though some heard and understood, many thought it had thundered.

The beauty of walking with the Lord is that as He walks, He will talk to you, and that quite directly.  There are some ministers who declare God doesn’t talk to them.  To such a one who says that, while declaring himself to be a member of the five-fold ministry, I would give little, if any, heed.  My friend, our Lord still speaks to us; by His Word, by His Spirit, through men and women of God, through signs and wonders, and even through His blood, for the blood yet speaks.    We are living in a time when hearing from the Lord is an absolute necessity.  We must learn to hear and recognize the voice of the Lord when He speaks.  And one of the greatest places to hear His voice is when you walk with Him.  May your heart burn daily.  Take a walk.

Manna for Today – Psalm 1:1-6; 1 John 1:7-9; Daniel 3:1-30; Luke 24:13-25; Hebrews 12:26