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Walk in Love… a song I wrote based on Ephesians 5:1

on February 9, 2016

“Walk in Love”

walked into the grocery store

took a glance and thought no more

of the man with the vacant eyes staring at me

Until I left the store I saw 

a duffle bag of change and he called,

“Ma’am, do you think you could help me?” 

Holy Spirit be my guide

help me put aside my pride 

and live a life of Love –

take these feet of mine, one step at a time 

help me stay in line

help me walk in love 

everywhere I go, help me always show

Your light, let it glow 

help me walk in love  

I didn’t have much time that day 

I met a lady, felt led to pray 

as she shared the weight

of her story 

Hadn’t been to church in a while 

overwhelmed with life, still she smiled

 about Jesus and His glory 

Lord, open up my eyes to see

More of You and less of me

God is continuing to stretch me and take me out of my comfort zone.  I saw a man standing outside of a local store and he stood there with a blank stare.  I noticed him right away, but I kept on walking and went inside the store.  I got my things and as soon as I exited the store, I saw him crouched down against the brick building.  He was huddled up and had a duffle bag beside him.  He looked up and asked me if I could help him.  His duffle bag was full of change- so full, I don’t know how he could even lift it by himself!

Now, I don’t always give money to everyone who asks- only when I know the Lord is prompting me to do it. This was one of those times.  I happened to have some change and gave it to him.  I stepped into another store for just a few minutes and when I came out, I looked for the man and he was nowhere to be found.

Now, I know I wasn’t in there for more than 2-3 minutes, and there was no way he lifted that big ole bag and left that quickly.  I even drove around the parking lot to look for him. There was no explanation for how he had left so quickly.  But I was so glad I had stopped to help him because I knew that if I had not been obedient to do so, I would have regretted it.

Everything about my walk with Him revolves around obedience- to do all the little things He asks of me.

like stopping to help a stranger

or to pray with someone

or to write this song and share it with you 🙂 

 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.       Ephesians 5:1

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17 responses to “Walk in Love… a song I wrote based on Ephesians 5:1

  1. What a cool story. And good for you that you listened to the Lord’s prompting! Sometimes that can be hard. Beautiful song as always…

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  2. Trini Lind says:

    A beautiful song and your voice is so angelic! 💖👼🏻💖👼🏻💖👼🏻. I also love the story of helping 🌬💕💕💕

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  4. atimetoshare says:

    I love this story. There are so many times when we walk past those who are in need without even noticing. God also told us to entertain strangers for they may be angels sent by Him. Walking in this love is an amazing way to live, but we soon forget.

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    • Julie Harris says:

      That verse of scripture about entertaining angels came to mind that day. I had never seen him before. And I haven’t seen him since that day. I know lots of us struggle with whether to give money to people on the streets because we question whether they really need it or not. I have tried to just listen to His little voice…I have to be obedient to give when He says give. It’s not about the money- but about being available and willing to do what He asks. Thank you for sharing your thoughts 😊

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  5. kcg1974 says:

    I envy you being able to write music and put lyrics to it. Lovely with much meaning. Thank you.

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    • Julie Harris says:

      Thank you so much for the kind words 😊 Growing up, music was really my only hobby. I would come home from school and sit at the piano and make up songs. I am grateful for how He has used music to draw me closer to Him all these years! Thank you again😊Many blessings to you❤️❤️

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  6. Julie, always so lovely to hear your words glowing with the light of love.

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  7. Wow, powerful! I so love the lyrics. And you’ve got a really great voice.
    Keep it up! God bless you 🙂

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