It Really Is About Who Walks With You — Sunday Thought For The Day
As I was waiting in line at the post office one recent Saturday morning, a meme on the back of the tee-shirt a woman standing immediately in front of me was wearing caught my attention. It read: “It’s not where you walk, it’s who walks with you.”
Not wanting to take for granted what the meme meant, I said: “Excuse me but, I was wondering to whom your meme referred?” She replied, that it referred to “walking with your dog(s)” and pointed to the front of the tee-shirt, which had an image of a dog on it.
I paused for a moment, as I considered to “whom” I initially thought the meme referred. Then I smiled and said: “I would be remiss, if I did not say that I thought it referred to Jesus.” She gave me an astonished look and fumbling for words clumsily responded: “I guess it could, after all He can be in your dogs as you’re walking them.” I said nothing else!
It was clear that the woman was caught completely off guard by my comment. As she exited the post office, she gave me an uncomfortable smile.
In all truthfulness, I wouldn’t have guessed the meme on her tee-shirt referenced walking a dog, if it had been a cash prize quiz show question. My mind never went in that direction. When I think about who walks beside me and/or with whom I am walking, I think of Jesus. It’s a pretty safe bet that if Jesus is first in our life in respect to that reasoning, He is first in our life in all other areas; and if He isn’t it remains the desire of the individual for Him to be.
Personally, I believe God placed that woman in my path that morning. My prayer is that God will bring our brief encounter to her mind every time she walks her dog(s); and that through same she turns to Christ for salvation or if she is saved — our exchange causes her to give Christ His rightful place in her life.
Christ wants to be first in our lives. The question is do we want Him to be first in our lives? Or do we just want Him when it is convenient for us or needful for us?
READ: Psalm 1 (KJV)
1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here