My pace is even and the road is flat but steadily climbs uphill. I trod along to the rhythm of my music. My playlist contains upbeat songs that I use for cleaning, but also for hiking.
The sun is strong here in the beginning, but soon the high canyon walls will provide the shade I need to make it at least 6 miles.
I’m clearing the cobwebs from my brain by using the rhythm of something natural – my walk through the canyon.
My head feels clear and before I know it, God is speaking loudly through my surroundings. I’m not sure why He chose to kick up the volume on this particular day, but I am hearing Him loud and clear.
I pause to guzzle my water, I type notes in my iPod, I walk on, then God speaks again and again. Through the steady rhythm of my activity He accompanies me with His very own rhythm and His presence – pointing out more analogies than I can fathom or type out.
I use my camera to capture what seems to be the silliest things in my view finder.
I want to absorb each lesson He shows me here in the desert today. He always knows where I am, but today He chose to match me step for step as I walked. He knew I was ready for the big download of info He had for me.
Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged,
for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9 NIV
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