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, NKJV
There is a new breed of exercise buffs. They are known as “power walkers.” They are receiving a lot of attention, but contrary to all appearances, they are not as modern as we may think. In fact, the name of the first power walker was Enoch.
Scripture tells us that Enoch walked with God in difficult days prior to the flood. The days of Noah and the flood are described as days of ignorance, immorality, and indifference. Yet, day-by-day Enoch walked with God, and one day God took him. Enoch did not die but was translated into the very presence of God.
Throughout the Bible we see the Christian life described as a walk; a walk made up of steps of faith taken in obedience to God. Real power walking involves a life of steady and unhindered fellowship with God. The word “walk” refers to conduct and lifestyle.
In order to walk with God we must agree with God. (Amos 3:3) We must choose to surrender our path to His purpose and trust Him. My wife and I enjoy taking walks just to be together. We who walk with God enjoy spending time alone with God in prayer and in His Word.
Sometimes the steps may seem impossible, too risky; or the journey seems too long. Enoch walked with God in turbulent and trying times to testify to us that the same power and fellowship He experienced can be ours today.