Walking in Good Works (Part I)

In the rhythm of life, there’s a simple yet profound truth: we are wired to walk. Unlike the creatures of the earth, we don’t soar on wings nor do we sprint with the speed of animals. Instead, we walk—a deliberate, steady stride that carries us through the journey of life. Similarly that is what we do in our spiritual walk with God and walk right into good works!

Consider for a moment the significance of this inherent trait. Walking implies progress, movement forward in a deliberate and intentional manner. It symbolizes a journey—one step at a time, one moment after another.

In the spiritual realm, walking takes on a deeper significance. It becomes a metaphor for our faith journey that brings a deeper connection with the Lord.

The Psalmist declares:

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105

God’s Word illuminates our way, guiding us through the unknown and leading us towards the light.

We see the pattern set by God himself when He walked in the garden and talked with Adam. The simplicity of walking, one foot in front of the other, small, sure, and consistent steps make up walking. One foot has contact with the ground while the other one is lifted off the ground and is moving in the same direction.

In order for us to have a balanced spiritual life, we must step into the unknown with the eyes of faith. We must also be grounded in the reality of life’s expectations and the commitments we have made to God and those around us (As the saying goes, “We can’t be so heavenly-minded that we are no earthly good.”). This is our spiritual walk, with one foot stepping in faith while the other holds steady to the ground of truth!

The scripture many times describes Jesus walking. As He walked, He came upon various situations; calling His disciples to follow Him, ministering to the woman at the well, healing a woman with the issue of blood, and so on. His good works came about as He walked through life and came upon the person He was going to minister to.

The story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10 is a good reminder that you can walk into a divine moment and miss the opportunity because you are too focused on your own agenda. The levite and the priest  did not hold the answer for their community because they were too preoccupied with their religious duties confined to the temple. Conversely, a Samaritan man, who lacked religious training and was not part of the group, understood that charity and kindness are what is important to God.  These virtues can be extended to anyone, including one’s enemies. This man got it right.

How are you doing with your walk? Are you dragging yourself in your walk with God? Are you in pace and in tune with the Lord? Or are you sprinting and in a hurry to get to a destination? Are you noticing the people the Lord is putting on your path that are your good works for the day? Or are you walking and looking for what is important in the eyes of the world that you miss what matters to God!?

I will continue with this subject in the next devotional.


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