Do you remember the song “Oh, Be Careful Little Eyes What You See” that you sang when you were little? I remember all the verses – “Oh, be careful little hands what you touch” and “Oh, be careful little feet where you walk” – well, recently it meant more than usual! I was visiting my grandchildren, and I was walking back to the house after being at the park with the kids. They were riding bikes — two blocks between the park and the house there are no sidewalks – so I was walking trying to keep up and trying to remind them to ride safely, and down I went. I fell on my hands, hit my knee, and then my head hit the asphalt – and the asphalt won! I have bruises, abrasions, swollen knee, and a fractured left wrist. (Of course, I’m left handed.)
Sometimes, we do get so distracted that we are not watching our steps. At my age, watching where I am walking is important; but for all of us, it is important to watch where we walk spiritually. So often, we “walk” away from the Lord and are too far away before we even realize it. Or maybe, we “walk” in the right direction, but we get weary. Be encouraged that our Lord is walking with us!
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31). (emphasis mine)
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way” (Psalm 37:23) (emphasis mine)