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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Walking

Genesis 3:8-13
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, "Where are you?"
He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid."
And he said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?" 

Genesis 4:3-6
"Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast. Then the Lord said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it." 

Genesis 5:21-24

"When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. And after he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Enoch lived 365 years. Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away."

What do these verses have in common? The closeness these men have with God. They walked with God. They talked to God. And they could hear God. They were in tune with God and had close relationships with the Lord that we do not see today.
My question is why? Why can't we converse with God, why can't we be so in tune with his Holy Spirit that we can live life physically feeling his presence? I think we can.

Hebrews 13:8
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."

We do NOT serve a different, more distant God then Adam and his realtions did. He is the same now as he was in the beginning. We just have more distractions, more barriers, and less faith. He can move in us and through us. We just have to pray to experience it and be willing to work on it.

1 comment:

  1. WOW! we should be able to walk and talk with God. how have we lost sight of that? this is something i want to figure out. great verses.

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