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Walking with God like Enoch, Noah and Abraham

Micah 6:8 (SKJV)

He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

Today, I would like to share with you a devotional on how to stroll hand in hand with our Heavenly Father, on the beautiful pathway of righteousness and eternal life. In the book of Micah 6:8, the Prophet tells us what the Lord requires of us. Walking with God, as we see in this passage, is not a solitary act; it is intertwined with our actions towards our fellow human beings and our attitude towards life.


Starting our journey, let us first understand what it means to walk with God. It is a metaphor that signifies an intimate, constant, and growing relationship with our Creator. It is about sharing our life's journey- the joy and sorrow, the triumphs, and trials- with Him, under His guidance and in His company. The Bible provides us with exemplary models of individuals who walked with God, such as Enoch, Noah, and Abraham. Their life stories give us valuable insights into this divine companionship.


Enoch, a man known for his profound relationship with God, was said to have walked with God for 300 years (Genesis 5:22-24). The scripture does not detail how Enoch walked with God, but his life hints at a constant and unwavering faith. He lived in close fellowship with God when others strayed. Through his life, we learn that walking with God requires a steadfast faith, regardless of the moral condition of the world.


The life of Noah, another man who walked with God, gives us another lesson. Despite the wickedness that filled the earth, Noah found favour in God's eyes (Genesis 6:9). He obeyed God's command to build an ark in a time when it had never rained. Noah's life teaches us that obedience, even when it makes little sense to the world, is a crucial aspect of walking with God.


Abraham, the father of faith, obeyed God's call to leave his homeland and journey into the unknown. He trusted God's promises, even when they seemed impossible (Hebrews 11:8-19). From Abraham, we learn that walking with God involves stepping out in faith, even when the path ahead is unclear.


Finally, of course, the Apostles all dropped everything to follow Jesus once he told them in Matthew 4:19 “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” If we wish to walk with God, we must cultivate these qualities in our life: unwavering faith, obedience, and trust. However, we always remember that our walk with God is not dependent on our strength, but His. It is His grace that enables us, and His love that guides us. But how do we practically apply this in our day-to-day life?


First, we must pray. Prayer is the key that unlocks our relationship with God. It is our direct line of communication with Him. Do not just pray when you need something; make prayer a constant part of your life. Share your thoughts, your fears, your joys, and your dreams with God. He is always listening.


Secondly, immerse yourself in God's Word. The Bible is a vast treasure chest of wisdom, guidance, and encouragement. It is the compass that will guide your steps as you walk with God. Make it a daily habit to read, study and meditate on the scriptures.


Lastly, practice what you learn. James 1:22 admonishes us to not only hear the word, but also to do it. The more we align our lives with God's principles, the closer our walk with Him becomes.


Walking with God is not a sprint; it is a lifelong journey. It is a journey filled with joy, peace, and fulfilment. It is about growing, learning, and becoming more like Jesus every day. Remember, you are never alone on your journey. God is always with you, guiding you, supporting you, and leading you towards a future full of hope and promise. May God bless you, strengthen you, and guide you as you walk with Him.