Have you ever noticed that when you walk with a friend or loved one for a long distance, at some point you become in sync with them? Your legs align, your gaits are even, and your arms swing in time to each other. Both Enoch and Noah were aligned with God and they were faithful in their walks with Him. I think that’s pretty amazing considering that the Holy Spirit did not dwell with them as He does with us.
So many times we feel out of sync with God and don’t know what He wants from our lives (or maybe we do and don’t feel like we have the strength or desire to obey).
Before the Fall, Adam walked with God in the cool of the day. Enoch and Noah walked with God and had amazing experiences with God because of it. One would be swept away to Heaven while the other would build an ark and survive the World’s worst flood. God desires that each of us walk with Him just as we would a friend. It’s not about going from Point A to Point B but it’s about a lifestyle change. The God who knows us so intimately, better than we know ourselves, gives us the opportunity to get to know Him. He is willing to share His heart, to rejoice in the good times and weep during the bad times as any true friend would. But so many times, we don’t have the discipline to turn away from the things that would distract us. We come to believe that true fellowship with God is too hard of a burden to bear because it doesn’t always come easily or we don’t feel a certain way when we’re done. Time with God is never burdensome but is sweet and liberating. It completely satisfies our soul’s thirst but it also comes with a cost; we will look less like the world and more like Jesus.
Have your thoughts or attitude about walking with God gotten off track?
In what areas do you need strengthening?