By Andrea Merrell
Following a recent back surgery, I was not referred to physical therapy or rehab. My only instructions were ... WALK!
Now, I enjoy walking, but between a hilly yard and road, the only flat surface anywhere close to my house is my driveway. When I first came home from the hospital, I pushed my little walker up and down the driveway. After a while I graduated to a cane. It was slow-going, not much fun, and definitely a workout. But if I wanted to heal and regain my flexibility, I needed to follow the doctor’s instructions.
It’s the same in my relationship with the Lord. If I want to be spiritually healthy and live the life I was created to live, I must follow the Great Physician’s instructions.
This Christian life is a journey, and we are instructed to walk:
- In the Spirit (Romans 8:1 and Galatians 5:16)
- In love (Ephesians 5:1)
- By faith (2 Corinthians 5:7)
- In unity (Ephesians 4:1)
- In the light (Ephesians 5:8 and 1 John 1:7)
- In wisdom (Ephesians 5:15 and Colossians 4:5)
- In peace (Isaiah 57:2)
- Uprightly (Psalm 15:2)
- In integrity (Psalm 26:1)
- In truth (Psalm 26:3 and 3 John 1:4)
- In the fear of the Lord (Acts 9:31)
- In newness of life (Romans 6:4)
- With those who are wise (Proverbs 13:20)
- Blamelessly (Proverbs 28:18)
- In all His ways (Deuteronomy 10:12)
- According to His commandments (2 John 1:6)
That’s quite a workout, but the benefits are totally worth it.
Are you ready for the challenge?
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