Tuesday, March 6: “Just a Closer Walk With Thee”

Tuesday, March 6: Just a Closer Walk With Thee

The very first line of this hymn is “I am weak, but thou art strong,” which immediately shows the wisdom of surrendering our whole being to the creator of all things. Philippians 4:13 reinforces that, as we learned in Sunday school, “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”

We can also define this hymn by Micah 6:8, which asks, “And what does the Lord require of you, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?”

In order to do justly and love mercy well, we must have a daily relationship with Jesus. We recognize our own need to have the Lord present all through our daily moments, because he guides us, protects us, loves us, teaches us, forgives us, and shows us a more excellent way to live by truth, and to walk humbly with him.

The Lord is always ready and waiting to hear from us daily, and we should feel incomplete without prayer and meditation.

In Genesis, the summation of Noah and Enoch’s lives were that they lived long and walked with God, and this was clear to those who knew them. Walking closely with God is not meant to be a ritual, or something we do because we have to, but it is precious time that we choose to love walking with God. By our choice to spend time with God regularly when we experience pain or trials, and have nothing else we can do, we will be drawn to prayer.

Praise God! Amen.

Elain Heskamp