“You know me inside and out, you hold me together, you never fail to stand me tall in your presence so I can look you in the eye.” –Psalm 41:12 (The Message)
Even when I’m walking Lexi, I try to be conscious of all the things my yoga instructor reminds us to do: tailbone down, navel in, shoulders back, chest bright. In other words, stand up straight. Generations of grandmothers scolded, “Don’t slouch.” We don’t need to slouch along when we walk with God. We don’t need to duck our heads or lower our eyes. God himself stands us up straight and tall. And once we’re standing tall, we can look God straight in the eye (Psalm 11:7 The Message). When I walk Lexi, I have to make an effort to stand tall. I have to squeeze my muscles and tighten my sinews. But when we walk with God, he stands us up. He holds us upright. We stand tall when we walk with God.