QUICKSAND?

A friend said to me, “I feel like I am walking in quicksand because life is so difficult these days.” Quicksand is soft, cannot support weight, and has the ability to trap a person. Maybe you feel that way also.
Still, many fitness gurus claim physically walking is the best and simplest form of exercising. Ideally, the physical walk can be valuable meditative time. To enhance the physical walking experience (and related to the spiritual walk):

  1. Dress appropriately by using walking shoes, socks, outerwear; spiritual attire to put on at the same time is listed in Colossians 3:12-17.
  2. Choose a safe route; righteousness brings life, Proverbs 12:28.
  3. Be careful; walk circumspectly, Ephesians 5:15-17.
  4. Find ways to spur yourself on along with others; go further, Hebrews 10:24-25.

Likewise, spiritual walking is every bit as important. It will help the “quicksand” life feeling. Where you walk is as important as how you walk. Here are five Biblical verses I found to show the importance of our daily walk:

  1. We should promise to WALK in His ways, Deuteronomy 26:17; then it will be well with us, Deuteronomy 5:33.
  2. God promises He will teach us so that we may WALK in His ways, Isaiah 2:3.
  3. When we put our hope in the Lord, we will be able to WALK and not faint, Isaiah 40:31.
  4. The good way to WALK brings rest to our souls, Jeremiah 6:16.
  5. The best description is to WALK humbly with our God, Micah 6:8.

We can daily “do life” without quicksand, but not without God. I am glad I can focus on Him and follow His lead. I will not land in quicksand!

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