Who is Your Walking Partner?
"Love the LORD your God, walk in all his ways, obey his commands, hold firmly to him, and serve him with all your heart and all your soul." Joshua 22:5 NLT
Thoughts for Today
If you walk together with another person, you probably have a good relationship with him or her. To walk with a person every day—whether in the mall, around a track or in your neighborhood—means that you enjoy each other's company. Walking together is a time to share and strengthen the relationship, to learn more about each other.… And so it should be in our walk with God.
The Bible tells us that Enoch was a man who walked with God. He must have developed a very close relationship with God because he didn't die—God chose to take him directly to heaven. Enoch was a man of faith—and truly a godly hero. (Genesis 5:21-24)
If he were living today, Enoch's press clippings would not be impressive. His testimony probably would not attract thousands to a citywide crusade. It is unlikely he would sign a book contract or be a TV attraction. However, as a godly hero, he did have an adventurous life. He had the best of the best—intimate fellowship with God.
Godly heroes walk with God.
Walking with God encompasses many things. …Spending quality time with him—and enjoying that time. Talking to him, and especially listening to him. Trusting him, loving him, desiring above all else to please him.
How's your walk?
Father, I thank you so much that I can walk with you. …That you invite me to spend time with you. And yet, sometimes I neglect that wonderful opportunity. Please forgive me. Help me to be a better walking partner. In Jesus' name …
These thoughts were drawn from…
Godly Heroes: A Small Group Study of Hebrews 11 by Jimmy Ray Lee, D.Min. This guide presents a step-by-step study of Hebrews 11. It also features the profile of the characteristics of Godly heroes, written in language that relates to today's living. In this guide you will find definitions, characteristics and examples of the heroes' faith life. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups, and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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