Genesis 5:24 Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away
Hebrews 11:5 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.
I love this true bible story and have done a lot of thinking about why God has this story in the bible. What is God saying to us? The meaning of walked in the Greek (Peripateo) is to make one’s way, progress; to make due use of opportunities, regulate one’s life, conduct one’s self, behave. It’s a verb and is used 212 times in the KJV of the Holy Bible. Walked in this scripture verse is an important word that is still hard to figure out. What in Pete’s name did Enoch do that pleased God so much that He would take him straight up to heaven without dying?
I think Enoch had a pure heart….not perfect but pure. God knew all His motives and saw he had a right attitude in all that he said and did. He was honest and had integrity. This was a trait that was hard to find in his day because people were doing lots of bad things during this time period. I believe that he put God first in everything, cared about others and the most important he worshiped, honored and talked with God deeply and often.
This is my little prayer secret….don’t laugh but….. I have tried to do what I thought Enoch did…..but you guessed it…… I wasn’t taken up…I’m still here! I will never stop trying to copy Enoch….but at this point I’ll have to wait until the rapture of the church and get a ride up with everyone else. That’s still really good too!!! I’m ready…got on my good pajamas (wink…for all those who read that blog).
You know what I’m going to say here if you are one of my regular blog followers….I love God so….and I’m determined to walk with God. I want to have a great relationship with God…He already has a great one with me, but I need to maintain mine with Him and it’s an ongoing thing for me to always walk that way…..you know it…..distractions.
I have the Holy Spirit of God in me and He helps me to walk right. Studying Gods word helps me walk right and I try to talk to God as much as I can so I know I’m on the right path. Does my flesh get in the way?….Yup it does and that makes me mad…..that’s why I’m so grateful for Jesus…the cross and the precious Holy spirit who enables me to get right and keep a stepping….walking with God.
I know when I’m walking with God because I feel like dancing right out of my clothes like David did in the bible….come on I said I feel like it…you know I didn’t do it……my knees are really bad and I can’t dance like that anymore…..I can still praise God with my lips…. I can talk to Him in the secret place…and I can live my life to be pleasing to the Lord and I can be obedient to God…..I can walk with God!!
Get on your spiritual Nikes, Reeboks, Adidas, whatever you wear…..get moving and……Walk with God!!!