May 2022

Did you know that May is “National Walking Month”?
The sun retires later in the day, which gives us more time to walk in the light and allows us to spend more time outdoors. There are a hundred benefits that can motivate us to walk more in May.
People who know about such things suggest that walking strengthens our hearts and that a brisk walk for 30 minutes a day might reduce our chances of heart disease and stroke by almost 30%.
Experts suggest that we can lose weight, reduce bad cholesterol, increase vitamin D, and walking can even lower the risk of dementia. But remember… we choose if we will walk or not.
But did you know that the Bible is NOT silent about the subject of walking?
In the book of Acts, 3:8 we see that a man who had been healed in the Name of Jesus entered into the temple, “Walking and leaping and praising God.” That makes me think there might be more than one way to walk into our sanctuary next Sunday.
We can read in the book of I Kings chapter 15 about King Jeroboam, “Who walked in the way of his father and in his sin that misled Israel.” Or we can read in II Chronicles 11, that Solomon’s son, Rehoboam, walked in the way of King David.” We should remember that we get to choose where we will walk.
But the biggest walker in the Bible was Enoch.
Genesis 5
“Now Enoch lived sixty-five years, and fathered Methuselah. Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he fathered Methuselah. So, all the days of Enoch were 365 years.”
It could be that to walk with the Lord also means that we have pleased God in our constant devotion to doing well in His sight. Maybe walking is not as much a physical exercise, but an exercise of faith.
The choice of whether to walk or not is always up to us.
But we cannot forget that we always choose where we will walk, and who we will walk with.
That’s what I think anyway…
Jody <><