How Many Steps do you Take in a Day?

Teresa Poucher


  Thanks to smartwatches, we can track our steps.  We track our progress to get closer to our goals.  


The word “walk” is mentioned 390 times in the Bible. I think people in those days took many more steps than we do today. Staying on course must have been important. Sometimes we get in our vehicles and go for a joy ride. We might not have a particular destination; we just want to enjoy the scenery. When my husband and I travel, we make no detours — we have our course set.

  Heaven is my destination, and I do not want to deviate.  There are boundaries and landmarks along the way. It was crucial in ancient times not to remove a landmark, as commanded in Deuteronomy 19:14. 


If I walk one mile a day and deviate by just two degrees, I will be .034 miles off. That doesn’t seem like much, yet many of us will walk four to five miles a day. Let’s say you live for the Lord and are just two degrees off for ten years, walking four miles a day. That will make you about 510 miles off. Oh my, I’ve been serving the Lord for over 40 years.


“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” (II Timothy 4:7-8)


Let us take out our spiritual compass, the Word of God, and set our course for heaven.

Published by Tpouch1

My day starts with a cup of good coffee and a talk with Jesus. I started walking with Jesus when I was eighteen. That was In March 1979. I have fought many battles. No I haven’t won them all, but I have learned how to not only survive but thrive. Let me share with you...

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