Walk This Way

“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, ‘I am the Lord your God.’
‘According to the doings of the land of Egypt where you dwelt, you shall not do; and according to the doings of the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you, you shall not do, nor shall you walk in their ordinances.'” Leviticus 18:2-3

The children of Israel were in a uniquely different place. Unable to do what they once did, nor able to do what others were currently doing meant they would most surely need the Lord their God.

Jesus, may the difference You make in my life reflect my dependence on You today. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Where He’s Bringing Me

Leaving the past behind
and walking on ahead

not doing what others do
but leaning on You instead

keeps me from falling back into
the mire You pulled me from

and requires a mega dose of
Your Holy Spirit’s power and love.

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14 Comments

  1. Debbie – you are gonna think I am super goofy this morning. As soon as I saw the title “Walk This Way” I thought of the song of the same title that Aerosmith and Run DMC did together. I remember it being such a big thing when it came out because here was hard rock mixed with rap. There was something refreshing about different groups coming together which, I hope, can be another way to fit in with your thoughts. As always, you get me thinking! (even if I am a goof!)

  2. Jessie, I thought of that song, too, but the original version by just Aerosmith that came out long before the version with Run DMC. But I also thought of a song by a Christian band called Apologetix that did a parody of Walk This Way that is called Walk His Way. One other thing, are you suggesting that there is something wrong with being goofy? I don’t think so! Peace, Linda

  3. Deb, I love this poem, especially the third stanza:

    keeps me from falling back into
    the mire You pulled me from

    It reminded me to be thankful that I’m no longer in the mire. Peace, Linda

  4. Thanks Deb,

    So thankful He’s there to lead!

    Blessings
    ann

  5. Laughing because I was a big Aerosmith fan! πŸ™‚ Wondered about titling it that, but . . .you know me and titles, Jessie! ha! Thanks to both of you for the thoughts about this! πŸ™‚

  6. Me too! It had such a hold on me for so long. Just didn’t know how else to walk. . .until I met Him! Thanks Linda!

  7. Amen! And that it’s never too late to walk with Him. Thankful for that too!

  8. Deb

    “Unable to do what they once did, nor able to do what others were currently doing meant they would most surely need the Lord their God.”

    Dazzling.

    It’s when we can’t do, that we let him do – sad that we (read I) often wait until we hit a desert to live in this truth.

    Inspired.

  9. Linda and Debbie inwouldnt want to live in a world without goofiness πŸ™‚

  10. Craig . . .I loved that part about when we can’t do then we let Him do. πŸ™‚ Praying that I keep learning to go to Him first! Thank you so much!!

  11. This is a great post and poem. The knowledge of the Lord’s demonstration of love in delivering them from Egypt must have encouraged them as they considered what the Lord commanded them to do.

    The comments about Aerosmith made me laugh. We all must be close to the same age.

    Theresa

  12. Another voice of someone who remembers that song! ha! Jessie isn’t near as old as I am. she must’ve been a baby when that song came out. πŸ˜‰
    Blessed by your comment, Theresa, about His love in delivering them giving them hope to do whatever He asked of them. It’s that way with us too, isn’t it? πŸ™‚ Thank you for giving me more to think about and ponder tonight!

  13. Where He’s Bringing Me?
    I have been thinking about that question
    the moment I felt so lost
    but now thanks to your post
    — that megadose power and love
    megaassure me not to worry!
    And yes, I will check Aerosmith πŸ™‚

  14. I too wonder at what’s next, and your comment helps assure me that it’s going to be okay, with Him, whatever it is!
    Aerosmith is a rock group that I listened to a lot in my pre-Jesus days. You may not want to check them out! ha! love you!


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