ECHOES OF FAITH
Verse for Today: Monday, April 18, 2011
Genesis 5:22 - And after Enoch became the father of Methuselah, he walked with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters.
Enoch was a man of faith and he knew God face to face. They had wonderful personal interactions with each other. So when he had a son born to him, he knew the prophetic significance of that son. This is reflected in the name Enoch gave to his son. His name meant that when he dies, the judgment of God will come upon the sinful world. This prophetic message from God made Enoch fear God and so he built up his life of faith in such a way as to walk with God every day of his life. Enoch walked with God in spite of his other family responsibilities. This spiritual walk enabled him to discharge all his family responsibilities. In all that he did, Enoch was true to his calling and was faithful in obeying the God who had revealed Himself to him. His walk with God was a walk of faith because one could walk with the invisible God only by faith. He enjoyed the presence of God in all that he did and kept enriching his life through the messages he received from God. This would have helped him to correct his ways each day and strengthened his testimony. The way God worked in his generation is a great example for us in that if we also walk with God, He will bless us spiritually and strengthen our life of faith and trust in God. Enoch's relationship and interactions with God made him a prophet and a preacher in his generation which would have definitely reached the ears of his great grandson Noah and made him also a preacher. If we are willing to take God at His word and walk with Him, He will definitely speak to us and through us to our generations and make them also serve the same God we serve.
Dear friend, how is your daily walk? Are you regularly and systematically walking with God and interacting with Him like Enoch and Abraham? Are you listening to Him keenly and waiting patiently for Him to speak to you on a wide variety of subjects which are important to God? The more you listen to God, the more you will echo God's messages through your life and speech. When the presence of God fills your life with His glory, it will transcend to others, and most especially among the members of your family generations. If you walk with God daily, you will know the mind of God through His word and will then be able to speak to your generations about God's agenda for the times to come. You and your generations will then be strengthened to live a life of faith and fear in Him. Enoch walked with God for 300 years by faith and God met all his needs and blessed his generations. His great grandson Noah preached for 120 years and all that time he was also walking by faith. Noah found it possible to believe the God of His great grandfather Enoch and his grandfather Methuselah. Noah's life impacted all the generations which followed even up to this day because he was a man of faith just as his great grandfather Enoch. The same God is beside us and is desirous of walking with us today to make our lives a great blessing if we are willing to take Him at His word. He has great plans for us and will reveal it to us as we walk with Him on a daily basis. It is a great challenge to walk with God in a busy world in modern times, but if we are willing to pay the price to want to walk with Him, the Lord will walk with us in the narrow pathways of life and make us a blessing to many.
Hebrews 11:5 - By faith, Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.
Thought for Today
The impact of a life of faith will have its reverberations for generations to come.
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