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A Cup of Comfort Devotional for Mothers and Daughters (Adams Media, 2009)
Chicken Soup: What I Learned from the Dog (2009)
Love is a Flame (Bethany House, 2010)
Extraordinary answers to Prayer (Guideposts, 2010)
Love is a Verb (Bethany House, 2011)
Big Dreams from Small Spaces (Group Publishing, 2012)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Lining Up With God

"Enoch walked with God; then he was no more because God took him away." Gen. 5:23

In the geneology between Adam and Noah, we read - and many times miss - the little phrase, "Enoch walked with God."

Today, as I was trying to outline a brief talk I would give at my writer's group, that little verse came to mind.

"Enoch walked with God."

What would that have looked like in antediluvian days? Did Enoch see some pre-incarnate manisfestation of Christ? Did he walk (literally) with Him and have conversations?

Does the word, "walk" mean that Enoch was so in-tune with God that his daily activities and speech reflected this intimate relationship?

I love that phrase. "Walk with God."

Notice it doesn't say, "God walked with Enoch." No, twice (verse 22 and 23) the scriptures say that Enoch did the walking.

I tried to share with my writer's group how sometimes we try to get God to sign on to our agenda. Or, we somehow fool ourselves into merely thinking we're following God's lead.

What would it look like if every day I simply opened my hands and released the coming day to whatever God wants? "For it is God who works in you to will and to work according to His good purpose." (Phil. 2:13)

May I remember that each day lived is a gift from our Heavenly Father, to be lived for Him and His holy purposes.

May I "walk" with God each day, just like Enoch.


  1. Sometimes so much is said is so little words. "Enoch walked with God..." is one of them.

    Amos 3:3 comes to mind: Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

    Enoch must have agreed with God.

    Thanks for the Word.


  2. Thanks, Susan. Enoch must have indeed agreed with God. May I always keep it clear in my head that it's not the other way around!