Rising to the Walk


There is something within the brain of a child that, within a dozen or so months following his birth, causes the baby to rise to his feet…and to walk. Satisfied no longer with crawling, some kind of an edgy yearning urges him to an upright position and to the subsequent striding into a walk. 

Have you lately felt the urge to rise, to put aside crawling or scooting, but to stride forward with spiritual purpose and with authority? Just as God places within each human the need to pull himself up and to walk, so does God place such an urge, such goading within His people. Have you sensed a prompting of the Spirit, a compulsion to rise, a craving for spiritual elevation?

I challenge you to scoot over to a table, pull yourself up, and begin that new and precious walk that God intends for you.


About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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10 Responses to Rising to the Walk

  1. writeathome says:

    Great post. May God help all of us to pull ourselves up and aim to walk on that higher ground.

  2. Shirley says:

    Hi Carol–

    Walking with Jesus is such a joy, never gets tiring, never grows old, and is always exciting.

    I do believe there are definite times that in our spirits, we know God is urging us upward, tugging at us, leading us higher. I love those moments.

  3. Catherine says:

    Oh yes! Help us God to come up and answer the call, today.

  4. woundedlily says:

    I am trying to pull myself up and walk. Right now, I need other believers to help hold my hands as I heal so I can once again walk.

  5. Shirley says:

    Lily–if I recall correctly, you have a blog site, for I remember visiting there recently. Somehow I no longer have the link. Are you comfortable with displaying your link here so that believers who visit this page can go to your site and talk with you. You’re right about needing strength from fellow believers. We definitely can help each other.

    I care about you, have prayed for you, and want you to be well.

    Love in Jesus

  6. SIS NOEL says:

    I just love reading your blog. You have so many rich things in God to say. I have felt that urge for the last month Sis Buxton. I pray God will help me to walk with Him.
    God Bless you,
    Sis Noel

  7. Shirley says:

    Thank you for being here, Sister Noel and for the compliments. God bless you as your delve deeper into Him. It’s a great life, isn’t it.

  8. woundedlily says:

    My blog site is:

    It would be nice and a HUGE welcome to hear from others.
    Thank you for caring. It touches my heart. I am blogging from the Book ‘The Purpose Driven Life’ because I taught it many years ago before the ‘dementia’ began. I was hoping that it would trigger some examples that God gave me to teach the principles. It has only worked once. But that was encouraging.

  9. Kevin Hopper says:

    A great thought and you presented it wonderful! As only you can do!

  10. Anna says:

    “Just to walk with Him means everything to me. Just to know He is near and His hand is leading me. Though the world pass me by go their way and let me be, just to walk with Him means everything to me…..”

    ~I love this post…to walk with Him and to move higher in his spirit, his ways, his revelations…..is the most sincere desire of my heart.

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