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The Best Walking Buddy

Ready to walk?  Don’t go alone.  This morning, walk with God.

You knew already that God is there, with you all the time.  But let’s see if we can make that truth more real to you. Today as you start out to exercise, imagine that Jesus is walking with you in His physical body.  Think of Him as being to your right and slightly behind you, just out of your range of vision. What would your walk be like if  you were walking with Jesus?

Think of having a walking buddy who knows you inside-out and understands you like no one else does.  He is interested in everything that concerns you and loves you more than anyone else could even think of loving.  Best of all, your walking partner doesn’t just listen — He is able to do something about those worries and heartaches of yours.


Walking with Jesus would turn that exercise time into the most important, most exciting part of your day!

Our blogs this week will be about your exercise walk, but even more about turning that time into a relationship-deepening time with God.

Have a good walk, you two!

Eating to live and living for Christ,
Susan Jordan Brown



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posted March 2, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Linda, I was scrolling through my comments and saw that my reply to your comment was one that was caught in the program glitch. I’m so sorry! I can only imagine the hard time you are experiencing. I still have my husband who is my best friend and the love of my life. But it is true that God is enough –and that He will give you all you need. I encourage you to seek Him in the Bible. John is a good place to start if you don’t have a current Bible reading plan. When we are hurting we are so tempted to draw in to ourselves, when what helps is the exact opposite. Get out of the house, go to church, volunteer — make your life count. There are many lonely and hurting people who need you. As you are seeking God and serving others, your heart will heal. In the meantime, I’m praying for you!

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posted March 2, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Dear Kim,
I was scrolling through my comment section and saw that my reply to you was one that was evidently caught in the program glitch and was never posted. So sorry about that! It sounds like you are going through a really difficult phase of life, but it also sounds as if you are doing exactly the right things to get through it. Volunteering is an excellent way to get out of the house, away from self-pity, and to make your life count. Much better than eating cookies! Is there a mall or indoor walking track nearby that you can use when the weather is bad? Exercise is a proven mood-lifter, so it’s important to find a way to keep active, especially in the winter months which lend themselves to depression anyway. It is true, too, that God is there and seeking Him brings true joy and makes your life worth living. I’m praying for you! Susan

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posted February 7, 2012 at 10:41 am

I am feeling so much loneliness lately, as I am unemployed after having lost my job of 23 years back in July. Making it even more difficult is that my husband has severe depression/anxiety along with other health issues which have caused him to be permanently disabled. My friends and family all work – so I have volunteered a couple hrs a week a the spca and the united way just to be able to socialize and talk to people. I too enjoy walking my Goldendoodle – but when it is dreary and cold, It takes a whole lot to get outside to walk.

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posted February 7, 2012 at 1:02 am

I really want to get closer to God, but right now I have a lot of mixed emotions, I lost my best friend, my everything a year ago. Yes, my husband passed away in November 2010, I’m trying so hard to keep my faith but sometimes I feel very lonely, lost and I just want to give up. It’s very difficult to keep going in this journey without him.

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posted November 21, 2011 at 7:05 am

I’m sorry, Virginia. Actually, it was my editor who rewrote my article to slant it toward loneliness. I originally wrote it about using your daily exercise walk to deepen your walk with God. I understand that loneliness is a crippling problem. We need people. And there are people who need you. Maybe you should start looking for them. Lonely people are everywhere. You’ll find lots of them in the nursing home and the homeless shelters. You’ll find children left alone at the children’s hospital with no one but the nurses to see them through their pain and fear. I’m a court appointed special advocate for a family of foster children. Talk about needing someone! They have been passed from home to home, from counselor to counselor, from case worker to yet another case worker. It’s a blessing to be the one who is always the same, always there for them. And you’ll find people who need you all around in your daily life. Look for the “Lone Rangers” at every party and even at church. Forget about yourself and reach out to others. You’ll find yourself less lonely. And don’t forget that God is alive and real — much more than a feeling. He, who was left all alone on Calvary, knows exactly how you feel. Thanks for commenting!

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posted November 20, 2011 at 9:35 pm

I have read your words and others like them countless times. Being alone for me is never finding the feeling you describe, but much more the lack of physical togetherness. Along with intimacy, I could use an extra hand to help me with the physical tasks I cannot manage. I appreciate what you say, but to me the message falls far short of some of the pragmatic issues being along brings. I am no longer of the belief that what you say is anywhere near sufficient because, simply it is well beyond “feeling” someone somewhere there. I need a whole lot more. Please consider this; I have had to.

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posted July 11, 2011 at 9:00 am

I was raised in a loving christian home and I am so thankful for that.I try to walk every day and have learned how refreshing it is, how it clears the mind of any worries, makes one so aware of the beauties around us. I think I am addicted to the out doors, LOL, I see something new each day, even though I walk the same route. I love that time and I can reflect on the simple mircle of life, love and just plain happiness.God always stays with us no matter how many times we forget him. He is our Lord and Savior…

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posted July 10, 2011 at 11:15 am

So true! We just need to remember it and start leaning!

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posted July 9, 2011 at 3:20 am

I was raised to love God and to fear him but in times of troubles sometimes as humans we tend to lean on friends and family instead of God. I personally have done that and I want God to be the one that I lean on because I know for a fact that I am nothing without Hyundai and unlike friends and family he will never leave me nor for sake me.

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