Someone wrote, former procrastinators, that I should walk so close to Jesus that the dust from His sandals gets on my feet.
Picture telling Jesus, “I’ll be right back” and then running off into the woods to investigate something. Picture telling Him, “I’m taking a little break” and then sitting on a rock while he moves on. Picture telling Him, “I’ll just keep going” when He pauses on the path.
Are there tasks you need to do but choose to avoid? Are there dreams from Him that you long to pursue yet don’t act on? Do you stick close to other believers but not close to Him?
A wonderful thing about obedience is the way it helps us maintain fellowship with Him because we’re so close to Him. It’s hard to enjoy someone when we’re not together. It’s hard to commune when we have to shout over a distance. It’s hard to sense we’re co-laboring with the Lord when we prioritize different things.
My relationship with Him is solid, settled by His cleansing blood and His grace. But I want to enjoy fellowship with Him by walking really close to Him. “My soul follows close behind you.” Psalm 63:8.
ESV says “My soul clings to you.” Picture a child gripping her parents’ hand and we get similar applications for this year’s theme.
What steps can you take this week that will catch you up with Jesus?