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An Early Morning Walk

July 17, 2018

“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day,” wrote Henry David Thoreau.

Our Conference’s health and fitness app used that quote recently.

In some circles of Christ-followers, they ask the classic early Methodist question, “How is it with your soul?” with the words, “How’s your walk today?”

That second question has nothing to do with one’s medial dorsal gait (see me trying to use Physical Therapy talk and one again failing miserably) but everything to do with the health of one’s soul and faith.

Which takes us back to Mr. Thoreau and our spiritual exercises. “An early morning [time of Scripture, reflection, and prayer] is a blessing for the whole day.”

Jesus gave us this example: In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there. (— Mark 1:35)

From there our “walk” continues throughout the day in the same direction. The Old Testament prophet Micah told us years ago, God has made it clear to you what is good and what the LORD is requiring from you— to act with justice, to treasure the LORD’s gracious love, and to walk humbly in the company of your God.

“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day,” wrote Henry David Thoreau.

I hope to see you back here tomorrow, whether it’s in the morning or not.

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