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Jan 25, 2016
Enoch’s walk with the Lord was so close that Scripture tells us, “God took him” (Gen. 5:24). This implies Enoch didn’t die but was taken directly into the presence of God. What a wonderful testimony!
As we seek to follow God with this same passion, let’s review some specific steps to help us keep up in our walk with the Lord.
Reconciliation. This concept carries the sense of God moving toward us. We can be joyful because the responsibility is all His. Through the cross of His Son Jesus Christ, God has already made His move in our direction. Scripture says, “Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Cor. 5:18). When we trust in Christ, we immediately take part in that reconciliation.
Trusting God.We must have faith, not only that God is concerned with our walk, but that He has, through Jesus Christ, provided all we need to walk intimately with Him anytime.
Agreement. To appreciate the closeness God longs to have with us, we must agree with what Scripture teaches about His Son, His Word, the church, and our problem with sin.
Fellowship. Just as human relationships fall apart without regular contact, our intimacy with God weakens when we don’t spend time with Him.
Walking with God is not an impossible mission, but it does require careful attention to the details of our Christian lives. When we set our course for God, He’ll always be there to direct our paths (Prov. 3:5-6).
Jan 24, 2016
Have you ever tried to make a perfectly straight line of footprints in the snow? It’s not as easy as you might think! Most people would tread slow and steady, heads down, focusing intensely on their feet. Whenever someone faces this challenge with their eyes turned downward, you can be sure that they’ll fail. Those footprints will be as crooked as can be.
When you’re walking with your eyes on your feet, you have no idea where you’re going. The experience is entirely self-centered. There’s no perspective, because you can’t see how you fit into the larger landscape. Genuine focus is missing, since every step treads over the last step’s focal point. You haven’t envisioned yourself as part of a bigger picture. So you simply plod through the snow aimlessly.
The only way to make a straight line of footprints in the snow is to ignore your feet. Instead, look directly ahead and find a fence post, street sign, or tree in the distance. Then, with your eyes fixed on that target, start to walk towards it. If you’ve locked your focus on something other than yourself, the path will be straight every time.
The same is true in our spiritual lives. If we walk through life concentrating inwardly, we’ll fail to see the bigger picture and likely go off course. But when we focus beyond ourselves, fixing our thoughts and spiritual eyes on Jesus Christ, we can trust our path will be straight and trustworthy every step of the way (Isa. 26:3 NLT).
The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1:7
In Whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. according to the riches of His grace. Ephesians 1:7
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12
We women are taught to “work” at a relationship, because we assume men don’t want to do any work. We think we need to do more to create the intimacy and connection we want.
The truth is that what does work is being totally authentic, totally you, totally speaking the truth WITHOUT making him responsible for anything you feel – and yet, at the same time keeping your heart completely open and warm to him.
Let’s comment on this subject that Regina and I talked about today. Leave your comments.
Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you. 1 Peter 5:7
He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Heb. 13:5
The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by Him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long. Deu.33:12