Walking with God is one of the reasons we were created; to enjoy fellowship with Him. God loves and enjoys our companionship; unfortunately many believers live as if God doesn’t desire their presence. While many are preoccupied with the mundane routine and daily pressing needs, there is equally a big number that is oblivious of our need to fellowship with the almighty. You can walk with God and enjoy unequalled blessings out of this rich fellowship.
From scriptures, you can see how those who walked with God notably enjoyed great benefits that others did not. “Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Methuselah. After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him” Genesis 5:21-24. It took Enoch 65yrs to begin walking with God; it is never late to make a deliberate decision to walk in intimate fellowship with God. Importantly to note is that Enoch walked with God after he had got his first son, and while still walking with God, he had other sons and daughters. Our mundane routine is not an excuse not to walk with God; despite your other responsibilities you can walk with God in close fellowship . Enoch walked with God for three hundred years, God enjoyed this fellowship so much so that He took Him away. What Adam failed to do in Eden, Enoch did in his daily life with his family. Adam sinned, feared and he hid from God; then God chased him away from His presence. Enoch walked with God, God enjoyed His companionship and He took Him away into His eternal presence. Enoch’s son – Methuselah, according to scriptural records lived the longest than any other created being; he lived 969yrs. This is a clear indication how walking with God impacts on everything that concerns us; our family, finances and future plans. Living out of fellowship is the greatest and highest level of living; it guarantees a continual manifestation of God’s blessings in one’s life.
You might wonder; ‘how did Enoch walk with God?’ Here is the answer; “By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” Hebrews 11:5-6. Enoch walked with God by faith. It takes faith to walk with God since we are not connecting using our sensory perceptions, but cultivating a relationship based on His word in exercise of our faith. Through God’s word, we know His attributes and we know what He wants. We know, He is seeking for those who worship Him in Spirit and truth (John 4:23). We also understand that we were created for His pleasure (Revelations 4:11 NKJV). Having this knowledge helps us to deliberately and by faith worship and adore Him on purpose. We talk to Him just as we talk to a visible friend; we enjoy Him and let Him know that we do. We adore Him, sing to Him and admire Him. As human beings, we know how to romance with our spouses or girlfriends for that matter; walking with God is an exercise of divine romance. It is holy intimacy with reckless abandon; this is only possible by faith. Enoch had a testimony that he pleased God; God derived pleasure from their relationship that is why He took him away. God wanted this fellowship and friendship in His eternal presence. This is the way God takes away people; it was a picture of a rapture made possible through this fellowship. God doesn’t take away people through sickness, accidents or assassinations; He will either rapture you or you will finish your work in a good old age and you will rest (Read 1Thessalonians 4:17 & Acts 13:36).
Walking with God is by faith; when you fellowship with Him, be assured that He exists and He rewards those who diligently walk with Him. It might look and even feel weird talking to an invisible God, in adoration, admiration and a deep conversation, that is why it is by faith. T his is what walking with God entails; cultivating an active engagement through words and deeds with God. Let Him be your number one priority, your reference in everything, whose opinion and feelings about anything you do matter more than any other. David said; “I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved” Psalms 16:8. Worship Him regularly at all times. Remember He is Spirit (John 4:24), He relates to you Spirit to spirit; it doesn’t matter where you are and how you feel, you can talk to Him, worship Him and let Him know how much you love Him. When you cultivate this close, deliberate love relationship with God; your life will be a testimony of His goodness. But better still, God will give a testimony about you; He did it about Enoch (Hebrews 11:5) and about a great worshipper and Psalmist David (Acts 13:22) who enjoyed a deep divine romance. This is a sure way to effortless success and inevitable victorious living.
Robert Ssesanga is the founder of Aflame Gospel Ministries a multifaceted Christian ministry and the Senior Pastor of Aflame Gospel Assembly in Kampala, Uganda. He is an author and a conference speaker who travels extensively to nations. He preaches the gospel with signs, miracles and wonders, as God attests to His word with power. His emphasis on victorious living and enjoying the supernatural life has been instrumental to many lives that have been impacted over the years in many nations. HIs passion is to demonstrate the gospel and impact generations.