“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8).
Have you ever watched a dad and son walking together? Maybe it was in a store or hiking along hand-in-hand, and you just know who is related to whom! Knowing the specific path our heavenly Father has for each of us is not so easy to discern at times, is it? However, walking the way He walkes and talks is really not a mystery. Most of the walking path He has for us to walk has been clearly revealed in the Bible– His love letter to us.
This year our ABC family’s biblical focus will be to “walk His talk!” Micah’s prophecy clearly reveals that walking His talk impacts our actions—we will do what is right by the power of the Spirit no matter what, because that is what the Father does! Our quest for social justice will not be focused on what others need to do to treat us right, but rather on His call to do right even when we are being wronged. Walking His talk impacts our affections—we will love showing mercy to others. Rather than demanding that others get what they deserve, we will by the power of the Spirit bestow kindness to those who have wronged us because that is what He loves to do!
Walking His talk impacts our attitude—we will walk or live humbly with our God. Of course there is no other way to walk with God, is there? He “opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6; Proverbs 3:34; Psalm 138:6). As we seek to walk His talk by the power of the Holy Spirit, the Lord is faithful to guide us to walk that specific path He has for each of us. Is not that what He did for Eliezer, Abraham’s servant? “I being in the way, the Lord led me…” (Genesis 24:27, KJV).