January 6 – Walking with God

Read: Genesis 5

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)

In an age when people lived over 800 years the Bible records the curious account of Enoch. One day when Enoch was 365 years old God took him out of this world. What would it be like to walk with God like Enoch did? To enjoy such incredible fellowship with the Creator of the universe? To us it may seem unfathomable, but to Enoch it was reality.

During the ministry of Jesus he walked with a collection of unique and motley disciples. They came from diverse backgrounds and affiliations and enjoyed close consistent fellowship with Christ for the tenure of his earthly ministry. The disciples walked with Christ. They followed him across rugged wilderness, seas, and most of them even followed him in martyrdom.

What do we let get in our way? What keeps us from walking with Jesus like we should? Perhaps it is hobbies, temptations, selfishness, all of these things, or something else entirely. In a fallen world Enoch found the means to walk with God. In a tumultuous political and religious hotbed the disciples managed to follow Christ with much instruction and grace. Let today be a day to set distractions aside. Choose today to walk with Jesus. Give him time, attention, and effort as he leads you into the grace that’s only found in him to begin with.

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2 thoughts on “January 6 – Walking with God

  1. Following Jesus is a conscious choice. It requires an intentional attitude where you make a commitment to spend time with Him daily and see what His plans are for you. Then we have to lay down our desires and plans and choose His. May we all make that choice in 2013 day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute.

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