Taking our faith for a walk means we renew our hope in God and his power, sovereignty, plans and purpose. He is greater than any situation, including this one. We rehearse and remember what he has done in the past and affirm that he will do it again. And then we tell that to others. God’s faithful love showed up again today and this is how…! And we proclaim his provision. In this way we strengthen our faith and the faith of others.
Another way in which we take our faith for a walk is by…taking a walk. Get outside. Notice creation, nature, the newness of spring, the continual renewal of the earth from winter to spring, the changing of season. Notice the flowers, birds, buds and bugs. Watch the sun rise and go back to its place of setting. Bask in the presence of God, knowing that he holds it all together in his hands from the appearance of fresh new spring onions and blades of grass to the birds building nests and laying eggs. All creation continues to live with EXPECTATION! Expectation of plenty, abundance and a future.
Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see—such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together.Colossians 1:15-17
I don’t know what is happening in your neck of the woods, but the return of spring is evident everywhere. Praise him for his generous gifts to us in creation. Enjoy the blooming and blossoming of new life all around. And then ask him to do it within you too! As a part of creation, I know he holds me in his hands. I can’t wait to see what blooms in me!