People who walk alongside me often will tell me that I walk really fast. And I do. This has always been a problem for my wife, but she doesn’t actually walk that slowly. It is just that she doesn’t walk as fast as I do. And then when you add heels to the equation, it makes it even worse.
When we are going someplace where we will be walking a lot, she will sometimes put on heels. So I will say to her, "Oh, no. You’re not going to wear those are you?" Although she looks great, I know those heels will make it even more difficult for us to walk together.
The idea when you are taking a walk with someone is to walk with that person. And in the Christian life, when we are walking with God, we should not be running ahead of Him. Nor should we be lagging behind. The idea is to walk with God.
And who sets the pace? God does. The prophet Amos asked, "Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?" (Amos 3:3). The Hebrew translation of this verse implies a meeting at a fixed place at a fixed time.
A friend of mine who is very prompt shared this saying with me, which he has been using in his family for years: "Early is on time. On time is late. And late is never acceptable."
Can you imagine being late for an appointment with God? Every day, we have an appointment to keep with God, a time to start the day with His Word, to start the day with prayer. Every day, we have an opportunity to think of Him, to focus on Him, and to walk in harmony with Him. Are you walking in step with God today?