Walking with God

Read: Genesis 5:21-24

Enoch walked with God. (v. 22)

I've always been intrigued by the phrase "Enoch walked with God." I have tried to imagine what it would be like to "walk with God." It is a wonderful simile. We say we are on a "spiritual journey." The first believers in Jesus as the Christ were called followers of "The Way." What does it mean to be on the way with God?

I think it means at least three things. It means to live with a constant grateful awareness of God, the One who is the Source of All. It means to live with a heart continually open to the indwelling presence of Christ. And it means to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit consistently.

If this is true, then the whole idea of daily life as walking with God depends upon prayer. Walking with God means not running on ahead because of my impatience. It means not lagging behind because of my fears. It means immediate and constant discernment of God's will. There are times when we will offer our efforts to God and times when we simply rest in the divine love given to us. In both work and rest we are with God and God with us. And it all happens through prayer.

Prayer: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, may it be said of me that I "walked with God."Amen.

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