Your mom or dad might have taken pictures or videos of when you first started learning how to walk. They were so proud to see you up on your own feet. They knew it was the very beginning of your journey through life. And they wanted to be sure they never forgot. They also knew you might have fun looking at those pictures or videos of yourself when you got older. It was a great day. Today, I’d like you know why you should never stop learning how to walk.
There are 5 important ways to walk. Did you know that? The first way is when your parents teach you how to use your feet and legs. You learn that when you’re very young. And you learn fast. Before you know it, you’re running and skipping and jumping. Your legs grow longer. Your feet get bigger. In fact, you grow so fast your mom or dad have to keep buying you new shoes. It’s so much fun to see where your feet and legs can take you. What an exciting journey!
But there are 4 more ways to learn to walk. They’re more important, and they don’t happen as fast as when your parents teach you to use your feet. Would you like to know what the other 4 ways are? Good…because I’m gonna tell you…
First: you gotta learn to walk together. You’ll be walking through your life with a lot of people around. It’s a good idea to learn how to care for others and look for ways to help them. You can’t do that very well, if you only wanna walk around in your own little world. That’s why you need to learn to walk together with others.
Second: you gotta learn to walk in love. This one is a little harder because a lot of people don’t make themselves very lovable. But you can do it when you remember how much Jesus loves you. He knows everything about you, and He loves you even when you make mistakes. And…He’d like to see you love others that same way. You don’t have to hang around somebody if they always treat you mean. But you can still love them and pray for their happiness. As you live your life that way, you’ll be learning how to walk in love.
Third: you gotta learn how to walk in light. I’m not talking about lamps and flashlights and spotlights. I’m talking about walking in the light of the Lord. God knows what a dark world you live in. But He also knows the darker it is the brighter your light can shine. Think about when you have a good idea. It’s like a light shining in your head, isn’t it? Well, as you learn to trust Jesus and listen to His words inside your head, you’ll learn to walk in His light. And that’s like a light shining inside you that people will see. Some of them might even wonder why you shine so brightly. You just tell ’em…”It’s Jesus!”
Finally: you gotta learn how to walk in wisdom. And this can be the hardest way to learn to walk. But as you walk in wisdom the coolest things can happen. Imagine walking around talking to people in songs…with melodies in your heart. Isn’t that awesome?! It’s what you’ll be doing as you discover how to be more and more like Jesus. He was the wisest man who ever walked on the earth.
There you have it. 5 ways of learning how to walk. Which one will you work on today? Here’s my rhyme to help you remember…
You gotta walk together,
Walk in love and light.
You gotta walk in wisdom,
In the Way that’s right.
And then you’ll walk forever
With the Lord above,
And drink the Living Water,
Of forever love.