By Randi Spearman
I got off work a little early so I had about half an hour to myself before I caught the train home. I decided to take a walk through downtown Dallas. I put my worship music on and started walking. I wasn’t headed in any particular direction. I was just walking. My headphones completely blocked out the world. I couldn’t hear anything but the music, I wasn’t rushed. I was just strolling along with a smile on my face. I could feel the Lord’s Presence walking with me. I was completely at peace. Sometimes I am still in awe that I am here. That I am free and walking around downtown. I think today I really needed this walk to wind down and think of all that my day held.
When I got on the van that takes us back to the house, the radio was on Smooth R&B. Not my favorite, but the driver likes it. Then a familiar song came on, “I Smile” by Kirk Franklin. I started smiling again cause the words reflected how I felt.
“I smile—even though I hurt—see, I smile I know God is working—so I smile even though I’ve been here for a while—I smile. It’s so hard to look up when you’ve been down sure would hate to see you give up now you look so much better when you smile…so smile!”
“Godliness with contentment is great gain.” 1 Timothy 6:6
If you asked me how I felt today, content would be the best word to describe it. I might start taking this walk on a regular basis. It was good for me.