Peppy Praise Walks
The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Gal. 5:22
Have you ever considered how much better you feel when you’ve gone out and done a good brisk walk? You come home with a whole new mood. Little annoyances seem petty. Big problems become manageable. And the cat (or husband…) you wanted to kick to the curb gets a big ol’ hug o’ love when you get home. Your body and brain got some fresh air and your soul feels refreshed. Isn’t that just what Paul promised us in Galatians 5:22? The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. And after a physicalinvigorating your spirit is soarin’.
Have you ever experienced the power of Praise Walks? Oh sure, you can sing accolades to Jesus from anywhere. And we’re called to pray without ceasing, meaning all the day long. But there’s just a little extra power when you’re lifting your voice while you’re moving your feet! Hold your head high, swing your arms feverishly, plant those feet like you mean it, and lift your voice to the Lord! Glory! Exercising takes on a whole new meaning! You’re sweatin’ for the Lord!
So if you have one of those phones that does everything but your dishes, (who knows, maybe that new iPhone does dishes too…) or those tiny juke boxes folks have now for music listening, load it up with songs celebrating Jesus! Lift up your voice and sing His praises! But remember, they’ve got to be toe-tappin’ tunes so your pace has some pep. Consider ol’ Johnny Cash singing “Do Lord,” or Alan Jackson’s rendition of “I’ll Fly Away.” And do you know Leon Patillo? Oh glory, that man can sing! Listen to him praise his Father singing “Dance Children Dance”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CY6v5_OSno
So go on! Take your mini juke box for a peppy walk of praise!