Do you ever stop to think about what it means to walk with God?
In Genesis 5:21-24 we read of a man named Enoch who began walking with God after he turned sixty-five years old –– and he continued walking with God the rest of his life.
“Enoch lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Methuselah. Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters. So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.”
There are only two places in the Bible we read of someone being taken by God rather than dying; Enoch in Genesis 5:21-24 and Elijah in 2 Kings 2:11. In reference to Enoch,
I’ve heard his life paraphrased in this way:
Enoch walked with God for so long that one day God said, Enoch –
we’ve walked together for so long, we are now closer to my house than yours –
why don’t you just come home with Me?
How might God reference your walk with Him and how do you describe it?
Genesis chapters 6 and 7 describe Noah’s walk with God. He, like Enoch, became an example to be followed. Noah lived a holy life, he was obedient to God’s instructions, and completed a seemingly impossible task in the midst of a wicked generation. As a result of his intimate walk with God (Genesis 6:9), Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord (Genesis 6:8), and he was considered righteous and blameless (Genesis 6:9).
When we walk with someone, we spend time getting to know them, we take the time to ask and answer questions, we listen attentively to their point of view, and we learn things about them that otherwise, we might not know.
The same is true when we take the time to walk with God.
Jesus walked with His disciples, He cared about their needs, listened to their concerns, and taught them His valuable life lessons. And, He wants to do the same thing with us today. Christ longs to have a close relationship with you and me. He wants to walk along side us so we can get to know Him intimately and follow Him faithfully. His mercy, grace, and forgiveness make it possible for us to have this type of unique relationship with Him.
It is possible to walk with God –– even in the midst of an un-godly generation.
So ask yourself ––
What do “I” need to do today to ensure I am walking with God and not carelessly traveling down my own prideful path?
Make necessary adjustments to your life so that you consistently walk with God every day of your life!