Walking Slowly

By now, you all know I LOVE my 5 minutes of silence in the morning with the Lord.
I long for that time of quiet and stillness. I love to just sit and be present with the one
who directs my soul.
Today, I was able to do that corporately in a meeting run by one of the pastors at
our church. This is what I saw and heard.
I was walking on a path with the Lord. He frequently brings me to places I have felt
Him in “real life”. Today, we walked on a path my family, friends, and I found last summer.
It’s just the Lord and I on this path.
I start skipping ahead and He just smiles and walks His pace. I realize He’s not
with me and I start to slow down. We walk together at a slow pace hand in hand. I do it again and skip ahead. The cycle starts over. This went on for several times. His pace wasn’t much slower than my skip but it was just enough to leave Him behind.
The last time, I stayed walking with Him and He lovingly grabs my hand. He tells
me “it’s ok that you skip ahead but just know that I’m behind you and you’ll have to
wait for me to catch up. I will be able to see you, even when you don’t see me. The
walk will finish in the same timeline if you pull ahead or if you walk with me. But, when you pull ahead, you won’t get to see everything. You will be focused on the things ahead of you only. If you keep with my slow rhythm, you will be able to see the beauty around you. The details in the little things. When you speed up, you miss those things. I want to show you all of the beauty around you.”

The Lord has so much to show us and teach us if we walk with Him. His pace is
slower than the world says is “OK” but remember Jesus has overcome the world. We
are meant to live like Romans 12:2. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but
be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” NIV
Lord, help me to live slowly. Help me to walk next to you so I can see everything
you want to show me and not miss it by my own agenda. Help me to finish
my race with you and not miss out on the simplicity of what you have given to us. In
your name I pray, Amen.

Author: Heather Cook

Heather Cook and her husband, Tyler have been members of VCNP since 2013. They have 2 amazing little girls, ages 3 & 6. They currently lead a small group and volunteer in various areas of the church. Heather believes in encouraging others to be who God created them to be. She enjoys being a listening ear and a kind word for those around her. You can find her at @heyheathercook on any social media platform. She also writes for her own Blog at www.HeyHeatherCook.com

7 thoughts on “Walking Slowly”

  1. I need this right. I am rushing around trying to do everything at one time, and it does not work. Slow down and breath and talk with God He will help me.
    Thanks Heather

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