If you’re familiar with the term Glory Walkers, you’re at least one up on me. I only recently learned the term and what it means. I heard it via a YouTube broadcast, an interview with a fella who, once upon a time, was a Canadian government employee for several years.
The interview was intriguing because of the man’s reasons for leaving government employment to pursue a call to ministry. He accepted it and since had the privilege of evangelizing in the global mission field part of the time, as well as being a full-time pastor.
He was interviewed during the last days of the Canadian truckers’ protest, and it was through him I learned of the folks he described as Glory Walkers. I wasn’t just impressed with what they are, I was excited to I know some of them!
The minister is a resident of Ottawa, and it was also in Ottawa where he was stationed as an employee of the Canadian government. He and his congregation joined millions of others in prayer for Canada during the protest. Many of those in prayer gathered in the churches, or homes of friends and even businesses. But others took it to the streets, and some took it to the grounds surrounding Canada’s capital. Meaning, the minister encountered Glory Walkers as they walked around the federal buildings and grounds in Ottawa, while in focused prayer for their nation and government. He described the intensified sensing of the presence of God as he encountered them, often passing them on a sidewalk. He saw others, many coming from the government buildings, approaching them and asking for prayer. Of those, many became converts in numbers higher than the minister had ever seen in that area, the area where he was raised and has lived most of his life.
Glory Walkers... I have a close friend and prayer partner who spent many years of her career as a nurse, leaving well ahead of time for work. This allowed her to stop near schools in her area and spend time in prayer for the students, employees and the communities they served before arriving at her job.
Glory Walkers have several things in common, but one definitive attribute is they’re all Christians, yet not all Christians are Glory Walkers. Once familiar with the term, I realized I and several other folks I know, even my brother, sister and sister-in-law are Glory Walkers.
We walk and pray for the Lord’s grace, mercy, protection and divine sovereignty through our communities, and other areas where He chooses to deploy us. For many of us, the walks are backed with regular periods of fasting, which (at least in my case) is an effort that is always getting the Messiah’s attention and favor. Some folks just don’t have a big love for fasting but for me, I love that I’m even able to do it and how blessed I’ve been for the effort.
I’m not saying all Glory Walkers must also fast. Just sayin’ God honors and blesses the additional effort.
Many Christians can can be a Glory Walker. Some might believe it to require a calling (a spiritual press from the Lord to engage in a specific type of ministry). However, I’m pretty sure all in Christendom that are capable of physical mobility, are already called and counted on to be at least an occasional Glory Walker. Opportunities for it are all over the place.
Might not on a sidewalk, while circling a neighborhood, it could be while walking through a business establishment, maybe the halls or waiting rooms in a hospital, or the visitors area of a jail or prison, even while crossing or passing alongside the boundaries that divide nations.
I haven’t been able to walk and pray through our village for more than a year, since getting sidelined with illness. However, I spend time five days a week in a city hospital with other patients and their families. The majority of the patients, like me, are being treated for cancer.
And so, I’m not just there for therapy. I’m there with the privilege of fulfilling the great commission, being a Glory Walker, sent to encourage and pray for others, and share the love and glory of Messiah Yeshua with each opportunity.
When I’m on the other side of therapy, I should be able to resume my regular activities. Meanwhile, I’ll do it in the environments I engage with daily as a patient, where it’s every bit as needed as elsewhere.
Glory Walker... It’s one of the best jobs I’ve ever had.
“The lord said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” Luke 14:23 World Messianic Bible (WMB)
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