I have been walking more lately. I have a friend and neighbor I walk with when we are able to hook up. We always walk next to each other the whole way. All through the walk we are talking or listening. There is a constant interaction while we walk. Walking together is more than just walking. It is engaging. Talking and listening. It is an interactive and personal time.
This week I began reading in Genesis, chapters five and six. Genesis, chapter five is mostly generational lines. Who is the Father of who? Then I came to Enoch.
“Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.” Genesis 5:24 (NASB)
“Enoch walked with God.” This is a profound statement to me. As I read on into chapter 6, I came to Noah.
“These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God.” Genesis 6:9 (NASB)
“Noah walked with God.” I am seeing a pattern.
These two men had favor with God. Enoch was one of two men who never died. God just took him to Heaven. Noah was given one of the most difficult and challenging tasks, that required more trust in God than many things He asks us to do.
These men walked with God. The knew Him. Just like walking with my friend, walking with God is interactive. We walk side by side. Sometimes, we are the one listening and other times, we are the ones talking. We engage with one another. Our time walking with God is interactive and personal.
I have noticed in this day and age, in the Christian circles, walking with God almost seems foreign. Prayer is made to sound like it is for some and not others, instead of being a part of our relating to God.[bctt tweet=” Talking to God and hearing Him speak has become something of the past. I want to understand why? ” username=”]
God is my closest friend, with my husband coming in a close second. I talk to Him every day. I share my struggles and heartaches with Him. I cry and complain to Him. I let Him know when I don’t understand His ways. I sit still before Him and allow His Holy Spirit to speak to me. He guides me when I do not know what to say or do. He prods me to do things I would not think to do. He puts people on my heart at just the right time so I might reach out to them.
I walk with God.
Do you walk with God? Does this seem like a strange concept to you? If it does, why? We were created to walk with God. The enemy has put distractions and doubts in along the way. He has helped us get to a place where we feel like we do not need God. That is a lie. I know I need Him in every breath I take. I can not live this live on my own. I would be in a very bad place if I tried.
“I believe God is calling us back to this. He is calling us to Him. Not just the prodigals and the lost ones, but His people, the ones who have said, “I believe.”
Will we hear Him? Will we stop our busyness for five minutes and listen?
Will we stop trying to live life on our own and allow Him to walk with us?
Will we stop believing the lies of the enemy?
God cares, He loves us, even when our circumstances seem to say differently. He desires to walk with us in an intimate, interactive, and personal way. Will we accept His invitation to go for a walk today? I will!