Enoch lived in a fallen world, too.
In fact, his world was so corrupt that God was hell-bent on destroying it. Genesis 6:7
It wasn’t an iPhone® culture like ours, but it had all of the same lewdness, deceitfulness and greed that plagues our world even until today.
He lived in pretty dark times, and yet, Enoch managed to walk with God.
Everyday. Even while being a dad. Genesis 5:22
Maybe the pressures of that world were too great. Maybe being a parent wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be. Or, maybe Enoch just always knew he was in need of a Savior.
Whatever it was, he made it a point to know God intimately. Especially in a time when people could care less about God and what He thought.
That’s what makes Enoch the real deal. A true authentic.
He walked so closely with God that he marched directly into heaven. Didn’t even pass ‘GO’…just walked right on through to the other side. Genesis 5:24
I wish I were the real deal. A true authentic.
For the most part, though, I’m just a Sunday morning Christian who can’t really imagine being that close with God and knowing Him in that way.
Life just seems too fast-paced. I can barely keep up with my thoughts. It’s a miracle that I can even keep myself together.
That’s what it’s like in our God-less culture.
It’s about scraping through the day-to-day and barely keeping it together. Everyday seeming more dissatisfying than the last.
Who has time for God? Who has time nowadays to be the real deal? A true authentic?
With such little time that we devote daily to our Creator, are we all just paying lip service to the fact that we’re Christians?
Is God just our get-out-of-jail card? Our just-in-case for the after-life? Our meal ticket out of here?
What a charade. What games we play with God.
Maybe we all missed the boat on this one. Maybe we all got it backwards.
Maybe life is more than just scraping through the day-to-day and barely keeping it together.
Maybe it’s about being the real deal. A true authentic. In a time and age that doesn’t value those qualities in you.
It’s overwhelming. I know. But maybe it’s about starting with baby-steps.
God doesn’t need us to be marathon runners on Day 1. He doesn’t need us to win the Olympic gold in sprinting by Day 2. He doesn’t need us to be an Abraham or a Paul by Day 3.
He just wants us to walk with Him. Everyday. Little by little. Baby-step by baby-step.
No pressure. No strings attached. Just a walk.
Aren’t you ready to be the real deal? To be a true authentic?
Aren’t you sick of the tugging, the pulling, the pushing and the shoving of this world?
I know I am.
So, let’s do this. Together. No over-thinking it. No over-spiritualizing it. No announcing it on Facebook.
Just a walk.
Little by little.
Baby-step by baby-step.
He just wants us to walk with Him.