The Long Walk

long walk

He has shown you, O man, 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

For the past couple of months, I have been taking a walk in the early morning hours.  The walk helps me wake up, but it also helps me to get my head and heart in the right place as I start my day.  Usually during this time, I listen to the Daily Audio Bible Podcast with Brian Hardin as I’m walking along the streets of my neighborhood.  Each day, Brian reads a passage from the Old Testament, a passage from the New Testament, a part from Psalms, and a verse or two from Proverbs.

I’ve been listening to the podcast for a few years, and I appreciate the opportunity to walk through scriptures each year with the “Daily Audio Bible Community.”

Today marks a special day for this community.  On July 7th for the past several years, listeners from all over the world take time today to take a long walk.  Brian lays out some thoughts about The Long Walk on the podcast website.  He encourages participants to take the day off to intentionally walk with God.

I won’t be taking the whole day off today, but I will be using my morning walk to intentionally connect with God.  In fact, it’s my intent to forgo my time at the gym to take an extra long walk today.

God is always walking with us, but the walk is so much better when we intentionally unplug from the distractions of life so we can plug into God.

I’d encourage you to join others from around the world by taking time to walk with God today.

How do you intentionally connect with God?  Are you up for a long walk today?  If so, tell me about your experience in the comments.