Making a Walk in the Park Difficult

It’s Friday but SUNDAY’s COMING!!!

Good Morning my friends,

When Keri & I first got married we got in the habit of walking almost every evening for exercise.. We would walk anywhere from 2 to 4 miles and sometimes 5 or 6 on the weekends. The walking gradually turned into jogging and then we would alternate from day to day. Once Keri got pregnant with Zakk we cut out the jogging and just walked and continued this routine throughout her pregnancy until it got too cold. Our most favorite place to walk were on the Park Glen trails. After Zakk was born and the weather got warm enough we picked up where we had left off. We did this on & off for the next couple of years.. Once Mick was born we started our routine again. We had a double stroller and he would be in the back laying down napping & Zakk would be in the front. Zakk always wanted to walk with us but since we were exercising we made him ride in the stroller. To say it was a chore to exercise with him in the stroller was an understatement because it was gonna be a fight to keep him sitting down. He would stand up, turn around, pester Mick and get him to crying just because he thought he might have a chance to get out. One day Zakk figured out how to stop the stroller. Keri is walking along and all of a sudden the stroller wheel comes to a screeching halt and nearly flips. Zakk learned that if he put his foot on the wheel and stood up it stopped. He did this for several days & several times during our walk.. Keri & I talked it over and decided that we would get a kid backpack. She would still push Mick in the stroller and I would wear the backpack with Zakk. It was a novel idea. The first day wasn’t bad other than the fact that I was lumping an extra 30 or 40lbs, but EVERY day after the first got gradually worse and was a fight.. Zakk would pick at my hair, use my head as his drum set, put his hands over my eyes, or he would heal me as if I was a horse trying to get me to giddy up. There were numerous different things he tried just for the chance to let him walk on his own..

“Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.” (Hebrews 7:25)

Our walk in life is a lot like my walk with Zakk. We have someone that is willing to push us in the stroller or carry us in a backpack down the path we should be on but instead we try to do it all on our own.. We want to blaze our own path and do things our own way. God knows the direction we need to go just like Keri & I did with Zakk, but he wanted to do it his was way. God wants you to walk on your path with Him. He wants you to enjoy
His Presence even in adversity. He is always before you, as well as beside you. Look & listen for Him shouting out to you: Come! Come, Follow Me!! God is the One who goes ahead of you, opening up the way. He is the same One who stays close and never let’s go of your hand. He’s not subject to limitations of time or space. He is everywhere at every time, ceaselessly working on your behalf. That is why your best efforts are trusting Him and allowing Him to take you down your path whether it be in a stroller or backpack…

“Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:3-4)

My CHALLENGE PRAYER for YOU…. Allow God to walk you thru your park..

I hope you all have a FANTASTIC day… Blessings & much love…D

Live your life like it’s your LAST 24!!



One thought on “Making a Walk in the Park Difficult

  1. What a great memory. I remember that it was a tad irritating at the time but now looking back it makes me smile and I get a little weepy. Great analogy for our walk with God.

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