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!