Walking With God
I truly believe that life is about God. God created us to have a relationship with Him. Yes, he gave us a choice. I read in a book by Max Lucado but it is a common thought that many of us share, "love is only love if chosen". So, God created man to choose to love Him, to have a relationship with Him. One of my favorite people in the Bible is a man by the name Enoch. Enoch chose to have that relationship with God. Enoch is has shown me in the text what it is like to really walk with with God more than anything else in life. Gen 5: 21-ff "Enoch had lived 65 years , he become the father of Methuselah. And after he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Enoch lived 365 years. Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away." Enoch is talked about in Hebrews 11:5-6 "By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken he was commended as one who pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him."
God wants us as Christians to walk with Him every day. Talk with Him, praise God for who He is, what he has done in your life, share with him how you feel, what you need, what you want. God cares about you. 1 John 1: 7 says If we walk in the light as he (God is in the light), we have fellowship with one another (his people) and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin." Galatians 5:25 tells us, "Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit."
Let us as Christians walk as Enoch did. May we enjoy our God. May we know him personally and seek his will in every aspect of our life: work, family, play, hobbies. God wants to bless our lives more than anything. He wants to give us life abundantly here on earth. Listen to this promise for your life in Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you, " declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Praise God that He allows us to walk with Him now and on into eternity.
God, may I have the faith of Enoch and walk with you each day. Amen.
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