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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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May 31, 2011 - Walking With God

By Gary Rogers

One of the best descriptions of a believer is found in the brief evaluation given of Enoch. Genesis 5:24 tells us, “Enoch walked with God” (NKJV).

This description is found in the rapid-fire list of Adam’s descendants. The first thing that grabs your attention is the hundreds of years those first descendants of Adam lived. I have mixed emotions about living over 900 years. That might at least give enough time to pay off the mortgage on the house. Enoch stands out in this list because more information is given about him than just the facts he was born, had kids, and died. Enoch walked with God.

Consider what is necessary to walk with God. It is a required to stay close to Him. The proximity of God reveals if you are walking together or not. To walk with God, you must allow Him to influence your steps. The direction you go is determined by when and where He turns. If self-will attempts to turn your steps toward sin and immorality, you will walk there without God.

God also sets the pace of your stride. You must relinquish to God the authority and control of determining the arrival time at various life goals. When you reach specific destinations in life, it was His pace that influenced the timing. To walk with God is to live in communion with Him and allow His Word to direct your steps.

The second part of Enoch’s evaluation says, “... and he was not, for God took him.” Enoch just disappeared. He was there one minute walking with God, and then all at once he was not. It sounds like God wanted to walk with Enoch in a better place. God so enjoyed Enoch’s company that He wanted to take their relationship to the next level. Enoch walked with God on dirt here, then God took him so he could walk on gold there. Wow, he traded up!??As a Christian, you walk with God today. One day soon, Jesus will return and take that relationship to the next level. One of the rewards of walking with God here is we get to walk with Him there.

— Gary Rogers is senior pastor of Grand Assembly of God in Chickasha, Okla.

 

 

 

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