It’s more than just the choice that faces me at the street corner.
It’s a choice I have to make every morning. Every day. Every evening. Every opportunity.
God wants me to walk.
From the very beginning, it was His intention for His children to walk with Him:
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?” – Genesis 3:8-9
It was His intention when He gave the law through Moses:
And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the LORD’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good? – Deuteronomy 10:12-13
It was His intention when He foretold His Son’s arrival through the prophets:
He has showed 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
It is His intention when I am too faint to walk by myself, and He renews my strength. It is His intention for the lame to walk, and I have done and said some pretty lame things. It is His intention to snatch me up should I try to walk on water and fail, like Peter did. It is His intention for all His children to “… live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.”
It is His intention to be with me – just as with David – when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.
And even when history closes for me, it will still be His intention for me as surely as for the faithful few in Sardis:
They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy. – Revelation 3:4b
I won’t have to worry about the togs. He’ll give me those. I won’t have to be concerned about being worthy. He’ll give me that, too. All I have to do is walk.
So what am I sitting around here for?
Time to start walking.