Walking. Something so basic to our everyday routine that we don’t even think about it, we just walk. We put one foot in front of the other and we move along throughout the day. Sometimes it feels that we walk miles around our house when we have little people calling “Mommy” to us all day long, and if the truth were known, we probably do. Maybe we exercise walk outside early in the day while the air is still fresh and the birds are singing their morning songs. In our world of technology, we now have little devices in our pockets, that seem to have become one with us, that can even count our steps during the day.
And so, we walk. We get from point A to point B. We accomplish this task and then that. And we keep walking.
We are going to walk anyway, so what about the idea that we walk with a purpose. Walk with a reason other than point A and point B. Walk for our family’s sake. What?? For our family’s sake? What does that even mean? No, I’m not talking about speed walking for your physical health. You’ll need to find another author for inspiration on that. The last time I did any speed walking was… hhmmm… well anyway, no need to even go there on this lovely, quiet morning in my jammies.
For your family.
Walk the border of your property. Walk the halls throughout your house.
Stop in every.single.room. and pray.
Pray out loud to the God of the universe. Pray for your family. Pray for yourself. Pray for God’s healing hand for your family. Pray for God to release your family from anger and bitterness and jealousy and strife and whatever else He brings to your mind.
Pray for God to fill your home with His peace and with His love and with His joy. Pray His scriptures back to Him, in an audible voice.
Fill your home and your property with the voice of prayer and with the words of scripture, spoken so that if walls really did have ears they would hear you; and if you could converse with the birds, they would understand your words and sing the scriptures right along with you as you walk the boundaries of your homeplace, be it large or small.
Sweet friends, there is power in the words of the Lord provided through scripture and in prayers spoken to Him, in Jesus name. There is a protection granted by God when we humbly, yet boldly, step into His throne room and cry out to El Elyon, the God Most High. He will answer in His perfect time, and in His perfect will, but He will answer.
When we cry out to Him as we are prayer walking, often times He gives a breakthrough at that time. It might come as a short reprieve from the issues at hand, and it might be a significant breakthrough. It might be that we don’t see any recognizable answer right away, but He will hear and He will answer.
During some very difficult years for my family, I did a lot of prayer walking. For me personally, I found a time when no one else was around or when everyone was asleep.
I walked to every room in my home, including halls and bathrooms. I walked outside around our property. I prayed. I prayed scripture back to God. I cried out to God.
I should have kept a journal of the days I prayer walked. If I had, I would be able to list to you the specific answers I saw on those days and the days soon after. Some of those answers were the giving of a brief reprieve from difficult things. Some of the prayers are still being answered years later.
God hears and He answers. If it seems like I’m repeating that, it’s because I am. I want you to know deep in your heart that God hears and He answers. And in the spirit of repetition I’ll say this ~ He doesn’t always, or even usually, answer in the way we expect or in the timing we would choose, but He answers! And He works everything for our good if we love Him and are called according to His purpose.
So sweet friends, pray. And pray in faith, knowing that God is hearing you, even when it feels like your prayers aren’t reaching the tree tops. Just keep walking and praying.
If your heart is right with the Lord and you are walking in faith and forgiveness, He hears and He will answer.
Here are just a few scripture suggestions for your prayers:
1 Corinthians 2:9 “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.”
Psalm 119:2 “Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with their whole heart.”
Proverbs 4:14 “Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of evil.”
Psalm 1:1 “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful.”
Blessings, sweet friends ~
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