Scripture Genesis 5:24...

Oh, the excitement that must have gone on in the mind and heart of Enoch when he found himself in Heaven!

This I am sure was overwhelming for Enoch. His report was one of godliness, for Enoch pleased God. In today’s materialistic, sadistic society, every believer in Christ should strive for a closer walk with God. Imagine all the benefits of a closer walk with God. 

God is able to bring to pass every promise He made. There are many promises we have not claimed, oftentimes it is because of our lack of faith. Have faith in God. We miss out on a closer walk because we do not meet the prerequisites for the promise. For instance, “Delight thyself  in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4). “But seek first the kingdom of God...and all things will be added unto you” (Matt. 6:33). Jesus is saying to us, “Get your priorities in order and you will experience a close walk with Me.”

We will never enjoy a closer walk with God believing He is poor and unable to meet our needs, and behaving as if He is unaware of our sinful acts. We will not experience a closer walk with God having a non-repentant spirit or ignoring His voice when He speaks.  If He is our heavenly Father and we desire a closer walk with Him, just as we ask for material things we also can ask Him for a closer walk. The Lord is always out in front of us. He knows our thoughts and the intent of our heart and proceeds to answer many time before we call (Isaiah 65:24). What a wonderful Father! What a blessed people we are!. Call upon Him and He not only will give you riches, He will give that which money cannot buy―”peace that surpasses all understanding” (Phil. 4:19).

Walk with Him just as Enoch and many other patriarchs of the Bible did. He will overwhelm you. Why not ask Him for a closer walk today?

Pray for Pastors everywhere. Remember noontime prayer, we become one at "The Altar." Pray now for world peace. For we know not what tomorrow will bring.

 — Catherine Raphael


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