Walking with God
I was thinking about a little chorus that we sing at the end of our Vespers service each Friday afternoon and the Biblical meaning behind the words and how powerful they are. The chorus says “Depart in peace to do God’s will, walk ever in His light. Christ is with you evermore to guide you day and night.” It is sung to the tune of Amazing Grace.
So what does the Bible say about walking in God’s peace? One of the best examples is in the words of Jesus, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” - John 14:27
When you and I find ourselves in a situation where we are troubled or afraid it should remind us to go to our Lord and give Him that concern and ask for His peace, so that have what we truly need.
What about walking in His light. Well Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the Light of life.” - John 8:12
So, we have available to us His Light that can show us His direction in a dark world that is filled with misdirection, so we can walk in a way that brings the greatest fulfillment and purpose. The last phrase speaks of Christ’s guidance and we can look at a very familiar text for this, Psalm 23:3: “He guides me along the right paths for his name sake.” Well, in verses 1 and 2 of the Psalm we see it is our loving shepherd that is leading to places that give his comfort and care, as well as the refreshment of my soul. So now we move forward in the Lord’s paths to his plans for our life and His name’s sake.
This is a beautiful little chorus with a powerful reminder that we are walking with our God into His plan for each new day.