Day 21, Walking with God.
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A few years ago, I decided to go for a walk in the morning morning. I’d been meaning to go on one for a while, but I’ve never found the time ( excuses I know). Whether it was too hot, too cold, too much pollen, to humid not enough humidity I always found a way to get out walking.
A Bible verse came to mind “When Enoch had lived 65 years, he fathered Methuselah. Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days of Enoch were 365 years. Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.”
Genesis 5:21-24 ESV
It may just be me, but when I’m overwhelmed I have a hard time talking with God. Usually I can just sit down and we just talk, but when I’m overwhelmed it’s hard to concentrate, it’s hard to talk, it’s hard to connect.
In the time of Enoch the moral decay of society accelerated at rates never seen before, from perfection to utter destruction it seemed like the balances had tipped the opposite way. Patriarch and prophets describes the scene as something that deeply hurt Adam and Eve. They got to experience perfection and then got to experience sin abounding in the world. When anxiety, sadness, hopelessness falls in usually we stop thinking, growing, praying.
Enoch, becomes a father and he realizes that his kid can very easily fall into the moral decay around Him. Instead of stopping, he says I’m gonna walk with God, for wherever He is is that is where I want to be. He walked a mile one day, Two miles the next and pretty soon they stopped counting, walking became their way life. They walked so much that God said, I’m going to take Enoch with Me. When we get to heaven, we will see Enoch, next to Moses and Elijah. This got me thinking... maybe the reason Moses and Elijah were able to lead and stand firm with God is because they like Enoch decided to daily walk with God.
That morning when I went walking and as God and I spoke, I got distracted but soon a bird sang and I remembered God was walking with me, and as we walked I realized that the beauty of walking is that you don’t constantly have to do all the talking, for God always has a message for you and for me. I don't know about you, but walking just became my favorite activity in the world.
May you and I never stop walking!
Teach us to walk with you God