As I was walking in the quietness on Saturday, I realized that I didn’t have a blazing headache, that I felt good in spite of being in the heat, nearly no shade and having walked almost two hours.
I am good about taking water with me but this last few weeks I had done something different; I had made sure that I had a good protein breakfast and drunk a whole bottle of water before walking as well as taking enough water with me. In other words, I had prepared my body to encounter possible stressors (circumstances) like heat, hunger and de-hydration.
This was the “gem” I had learned on this particular trip and it really was an analogy of our walk with God; We have no idea of stressors or circumstances that we might encounter on our life’s journey but I believe God was impressing on my heart that preparation was so very important. Our relationship with Him is a continual, daily, moment by moment walk and I mustn’t leave that up to chance! He wants to fill us up continuously! Lord, may I thirst and long after you.