Walking with Jesus
Much of our religious life is expressed in the form of events. We go to Church, we celebrate Feast-days and
Holy-days, we support events, we try to play our part in the community. All very important and worthwhile, but if our self-worth and
confidence as a Christian becomes too dependent on these events we can suddenly feel lost and hopeless when the circumstances of our life
change and we can no longer be so easily or actively involved in such events. Marriage, the arrival of a new baby, a change of occupation
or illness, may all signal a change in our religious practices. And such changes can be a real blessing.
Suddenly, the props which helped us before are not so freely available. That doesn't mean though, that God is
any less available. It's just that we no longer have so many opportunities to talk to Him in the formal sense of Prayer, we cannot
talk about Him at our meeting, events or services. What we have instead is the opportunity to learn how to Walk with Him.
Walking with someone doesn't involve continual chatter, we can walk companionably side-by-side simply feeling comfortable and enjoying
one another's presence.
Walking with someone means we adjust our pace to one another automatically; there is no struggle to keep up. God will adjust His pace to
Walking with someone means we sense them beside us even when we are not looking at them or touching them; we still know they are there.
All our church activities and devotions are no greater or of more value than walking side-by-side with God all the time - laughing,
crying, puzzling or just plodding on. Don't worry about words. God doesn't.