And he said to them, “Come, we shall go to the country alone and rest a little.” Mark 6:31
Sometimes I long for a walk
on a little country road next
to no-where. A place where I
can breathe the fresh air and
embrace the beauty of God’s
creation around me. A place
so quiet I can hear the promp-
tings of God’s spirit over the
thoughts and intents of my heart.
I’m grateful for the many times I’ve been there, yet I’ve discovered I can take
that walk every day, but it starts not on a country road but right here in the
privacy of my home. In my quiet place, where I sit in my comfortable chair
with an open Bible and a pen.
It’s called walking through the Bible. It starts with praise, followed by a prayer
that God will take my heart, renew and restore it as I meditate on the greatest
love letter ever written. All along the way, I can stop and tell the Lord what’s on
my mind. And He responds with a sure word of encouragement, instruction
or counsel. Sometimes reproving a wrong attitude. Sometimes giving wisdom
as to how to handle life’s situations that affect my day.
I love the exchange that takes place when I give God my burdens and He gives
me His peace. It’s like a walk in the country where my soul takes wing.
I walked with God today,
listened to his voice
and laid my burdens
at his feet.
Now trusting him
my soul takes wing
soars and sings.