Walking Partners

I love to walk  for exercise but don’t really like walking alone.  So I usually find someone who wants to walk with me.  If I have a day when I can find no one to walk with me, I don’t walk.  My spiritual life has had many struggles to the same thought pattern.  Sometimes its hard to find someone to walk this road with, and eventually I sit down on it, and just don’t move forward.

As I spent time with the Lord last night, this is what resonated on my heart.

Who are you walking with?  The Lord is always ready and willing to walk with us, and at times we refuse to walk with him and seem to think we are walking alone…but we are not.  He is always there, waiting to walk through life with us. But in our defiance, we open the door to the enemy to walk with us.  Just thinking about that gives me shivers.  The enemy who hates us, who wants our destruction, who will do anything to keep us away from God…is sometimes our choice of a walking partner!  😯  So in reality, I am walking through life with one or the other.  This pushed me to make sure I am back in  my studies, and obedient to my God, repentant, moving with HIM.

I have heard non-believers say that “this whole God thing is insanity”, but walking with your enemy who wants to destroy you and your life is truly insanity.  Who are you walking with?

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18 responses to “Walking Partners

  1. This is such a good post, Darla. I hadn’t thought about it like that, and it’s so true, as we walk through our day, it pays to check who we are walking with! Thanks for this.

  2. Very profound, Darla!

    I enjoy leisurely walk with friends. Most often, though, I walk alone. But as you pointed out, we are not really alone. Someone is always with us. I like to think it’s God walking with me. Now, that’s a warming thought.

    Love you!

  3. Heidi

    Hey Princess…

    I’ll be doing a post on this probably later today or tomorrow.

    No hints… But you may want to read…

    Hey, I’ll come and be your walking partner anytime.

    Love you !!!

  4. Birgit- you are an encourager! I love to hear your thoughts!
    BT- my Phillipino sister…how sweet to know we are never alone!
    Heidi- I would love to take a walk with you..whenever you get East..mi casa su casa…te amo!

  5. But in our defiance, we open the door to the enemy to walk with us. Just thinking about that gives me shivers.

    Whoa momma!

    I have heard non-believers say that “this whole God thing is insanity”, but walking with your enemy who wants to destroy you and your life is truly insanity. Who are you walking with?

    Whoa momma again!

    Thank you! 🙂

  6. Mama and I walk together – but I never walk alone –

  7. Thank you, Darla.

    These days I do well to walk to the kitchen, will He sit with us too? Of course, I know the answer.

    He will never leave us or forsake us. He whispers words of encouragement to me all day long — He’s so good.

    I’ve been called insane — if this is insanity I don’t ever want to go back to normality. 😉

  8. tam

    mmmm, hmmmm! love it!

    and btw…i was just walking with Him and He said He’d like to walk you back to Oregon.

    😀

  9. 🙂 I think I heard HIM say that too!

  10. Michele- AMEN..HE is always with us!

    Papa- i just love you, thanks for being you!

    Selena- love the avatar with the shades! HOT!!
    and this post smacked me a few times..I hate when that happens..most think I am preaching at them, but they are just life lessons starting with me.

  11. tam

    yah – i think you definitely heard it too! and we should “listen and obey”, right???

  12. Ecclesiastes 4:11-13

    11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
    But how can one keep warm alone?

    12 Though one may be overpowered,
    two can defend themselves.
    A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

    Walk on Darla, walk on….

  13. whoops.. 11 – 12…

  14. As soon as i get this typed I am going to the prayer cottage – I will ride my bike rather than walk – want to come along? You can ride on my handle bars!!

  15. ooooo Papa I would like to ride on the handlebars!

  16. Amen to that. On a less serious note, I can’t stand working out or walking with other people. I prefer just me and my i-pod.

  17. ttf- if ipods are part of it..I need know one either…its just getting started that is hard.. 🙂 thanks for stopping!

  18. Heidi

    Hey Prin,
    The post is up finally.

    I even wore my favorite stockings for ya!!

    Te Amo.

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