Walker

I’m a walker. A few years ago I finished up a virtual walk across the United States from Portland, OR to Portland, ME, 3200 miles mainly walked with a pedometer on a hilly mountain road.

But today I want to talk about another kind of walker I am and a different sort of walker that I long to be. I know some of you are Walking Dead fans but this has nothing to do with zombies.

Most days I am a Flesh Walker. I live in the physical and allow my flesh to direct my steps throughout the day. Some days this has worked just fine. Other days my flesh walking has caused utter chaos and despair in my life. In fact, some of the darkest days I’ve known have been the consequence of flesh walking.

The type of walker I long to be is a Spirit Walker. A Spirit Walker daily walks in the Spirit of God, entrusting every step to the God who knows us better than we know ourselves. When I spirit walk, it’s not that my steps are necessarily easier, but much more tolerable because even if I stumble, my Savior is there to pick me up and even carry me if needed.

Galatians 5:25 says, “If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.” (ESV)

So which kind of walker are you most days? What could you change to become more of a Spirit Walker?

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