How to: Walk Daily

 Photos by: Trey Hicks

Photos by: Trey Hicks

What does it mean to walk?

We move from one point to another, using our feet or mobility device. Right? Easy.

What does it mean to walk through an open door? We put one foot in front of the other without any hesitation or obstruction—we move through a passageway.

But what about figuratively? Honestly, it's the same as above.

And if the door closes? This may be tough in the moment, and that’s okay. We can acknowledge it, grieve it, and then trust God by “taking the next step.”

This has been my prayer over the past year. Meaning, whatever the next “next step” is, that I'd be able and open to take it.

LEMONADE OUT OF LEMONS //

When life seems like a bunch of “I don’t know’s,” this proclamation is both comforting and actionable. It’s a directive to consider the things we actually do know: 1) we can trust God, and 2) because of that, we can break down life’s seemingly mountainous moments into next step “mole hills.”

We might say, “It’s just not that easy.” It is, but we can always use a good reminder. 

How? Well, let’s break it down with some Scripture.

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
— Phil. 1:6
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
— Psalm 119:105
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
— Deut. 31:6
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
— Micah 6:8
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ...
— Romans 5:1
For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.
— Ephesians 2:9
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
— Colossians 3:17
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
— 2 Peter 3:18

CONFIDENCE IN HIM // 

I don’t always know how things are going to fit. As mentioned in previous posts, I’m a planner, who loves putting details into their proper spots; but even this so-called strength is something I have to daily surrender to Him.

Similarly, I don’t like the unknowns, which life in New York has helped (or forced, ha!) me to process. This processing, though, has led me to the “trust God and take the next step” mindset.

And if (or when!) we don’t feel confident about that next step? We can find comfort and direction in His Word. Just walk over to the Bible (or download the Bible app), and read expectantly.

He’s got us!