by Macy Johnson
“If my people, who are called by my
name, will humble themselves
and pray and seek my face and turn from
their wicked ways,
then will I hear from heaven and will
forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
(2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV)
Most mornings you’ll find me on my Prayer Walk, one of God’s
gifts. For some time a GPS tracker visually proved my route. One morning I
looked at the display with squiggly red lines and noticed that it strangely resembled
Pi. What does that mean?
According to Wikipedia: The number π (Pi)
is a mathematical constant, is defined as the ratio of a circle's circumference
to its diameter, and appears in many formulas in all areas of mathematics and
physics. It is approximately equal to 3.14159.
As a fan of Mark Batterson’s book, The Circle Maker, I
sought to compare his prayer circles to my prayer walk. My Pi
walk is a circle of sorts (the ratio of a circle’s circumference), and approximately
equal to 3 – the Trinity!
My walk has a deeper meaning than a mathematical term. Climbing
up our driveway’s steep hill, I say good-morning to all the insects
scurrying across the pavement at my feet. I reach out and touch the overhanging
branches of the Beautyberry bush and welcome them to the beautiful day. On the
main road I pass by neighbors’ homes and ask the Lord to bless their efforts in
His kingdom today.
With the laps concluded, I navigate down the steep driveway,
continue on the paved path to the end of our dock where I say good-morning to
fish swimming nearby. My Prayer Walk concludes with giving my heavenly Father’s
gift back to Him.
I will humble
myself and commune with God on all walks today. I hope you will, too!