Let’s Take A Walk

So many times when life is hard and the circumstances are difficult, we’ll say these four words – Let’s Take A Walk.  Walking provides perspective.  It provides much needed contemplation.  It’s simply the best way to pull back and re-access the problem.  No matter how large or how daunting the problem may be, walking not only exercises the body, but it exercises the brain. It helps you think clearer.

It’s important while you’re walking to talk, to listen, and to allow your eyes to focus in the distance. I have no idea if there is any scientific backing to my theory, but I know that when I take time to look at the horizon, whether at the beach…

in the mountains…

or in my neighborhood, my soul is calmed and peace comes to my heart. When I look out my eyes are usually drawn up to the sky.

The Bible says, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1 ESV

Are you facing difficult times? Has it been a while since you’ve walked together for the purpose of finding perspective? Why not plan this weekend to walk, talk and let the heavens declare God’s glory to you. The heavens are always proclaiming, we just aren’t always paying attention.

About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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7 Responses to Let’s Take A Walk

  1. Being outside, where I can look up and out, helps me gain perspective on my problems. Concerns that seemed HUGE when I’m standing in my kitchen seem much more manageable when I’m out and can see that, in the grand scheme of things, it’s all balancing out and God really DOES work everything for good!


  2. Sharon O says:

    This is so much like my sister and her husband. They walked all last year (retired) he got up to 17 miles a day and lost over 30 pounds she was walking about half that, In December she fell and broke her leg in four places right above the ankle bone she had two plates and ten screws put in it. She can’t walk yet it has only been less than three weeks. The main surgeon said It will be a year before she will be able to walk a mile or so. Slow progress is frustrating for her.
    I told her ‘at least you didn’t break your hip or arm too’ you have to be thankful for all things.
    Please pray that she recovers well and is able to get back to walking.
    It really is something they love to do together.


  3. Fawn says:

    I was just writing about this very thing this morning. There is something about taking a walk that allows my mind to calm and my heart to hear God’s voice so clearly. Thank you for this post.


  4. anglhugnu2 says:

    If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. – Raymond Inmon

    Walking is the preeminent act of choosing to leave the Rate Race for the slower pace of Heaven. All too often our versions or visions for how love and life is suppose to work demands we take time to reconsider the merit of their tenets. So, we decide to take a walk. If we are willing to listen to a God who is always available to chat–taking leave of our altered states for the simple intimacy of what could be called “common sense”– we may discover how it is our friend, lover, and or confidante shares with us the unique and unalterable task of being the Voice of God.


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