Christian Devotions

Walking Forward

In the generations list in Genesis, we read about Enoch. There was only one thing that separated Enoch from the others in the list.

 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:  And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

Walking with God was not common. It is said of one other man in Genesis.

These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

Genesis 6:9 (KJV)

Noah was Enoch’s great grandson, but Enoch had left this world before Noah was born. They are both recorded as having “walked with God.” What an epitaph! He walked with God.

But exactly what does that mean? How does one walk with God? Amos says: “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3 KJV) Agreement simply means that both parties are of one mind as to the destination and the route.

If we want to walk with God, we must agree with God. He never changes. So we must change to fit His plans.

Our destination is eternity with Him. Our route has been laid out for us. Jesus said “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” (John 15:6)

Study of this Book, the Bible, will lead us to a closer walk with God. Making time to be in His presence alone will give us the strength to lean on Him in the trials of the world. As we grow in His grace and favor, He will lead us gently to our destination, no matter if the scenery around us is sometimes wild and terrifying.

Let us determine to carve out personal time for Him in our daily busy-nesses.

Father, God,

Strengthen our resolve to spend time with You alone. Grant us the favor of Your presence in the midst of the chaos of our lives. Reassure us that You have a plan, no matter what the scenery around us looks like.

In Jesus’ most precious name.
Amen.
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