Monday, September 30, 2013

You walk to fast.

     My friend Julene and I are walking buddies.  Well,,, kind of.  You see she lives on a hill at the back of the neighborhood and I live on a hill at the front. Most mornings I take off walking around and down the hills with praise music blasting in my ears toward the back.  Julene leaves her house and heads my way with her praise music blasting in her ears.  Anyway, we seem to always meet in the valley in between our houses. The odd part of this walking scenario is that we stop, take our ear phones off and have a little chat each morning as people whiz past heading to work. The next thing you know she puts her ear phones on and me mine and we head our separate ways. You see we never walk together.
     I asked Julene the other day if she thought it weird that we met but never walked together. She said, "I don't think it is weird you walk to fast."  Then she said, "to be honest I enjoy spending time with God each morning.  I get to pray for my neighbors and anything God pops into my head " I totally agreed with her. I seem to guard my walks because they are so special to me.  But I got to thinking. How many times we meet someone in the valley and tell them that God loves them and we keep on going. We never stop or look back because we are so wrapped up in our little world with God.  Don't get me wrong I want everyone to have their special time with God. As I reflect I see that there have been times that I give a little "you will be fine" speech to someone so that I can go on my "Praise Jesus Walk of life." Ministering to someone in the valley takes time and I am busy climbing to my next mountain top experience.
     This past week I was having a little valley moment and I praise God that he sent someone who was welling to stop and walk with me for a while.  So as you go this week please slow down and take time to see your friends who are in the valley. Take them by the arm and go on your "Praise Jesus Walks" together.  I promise the journey will be sweet.

"No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl,. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the lights." Luke 11:33