Since the beginning of time there has been something very special about a walk with God. Think of God walking through the Garden of Eden in the cool of the day with Adam (Genesis 3). “Hey God! Check out this funny looking critter! Brown spots and a really long neck. It’s so tall it can’t even bend it’s legs to get a drink from the pond.”
“What will you call it, Adam?”
“Oh, something as silly as it looks … giraffe! Yeah, giraffe!”
Then came the fateful afternoon when God arrived to walk with the first couple who weren’t in the usual meeting place. They hid themselves. They’d sinned against God and sin destroyed their walk.
Just two chapters later in Genesis 5 is the wonderful story of a man named Enoch. The Bible says, After Enoch begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God … and he was not, for God took him. Notice that it wasn’t until after his son was born that Enoch walked with God. Being a father caused Enoch to realize that walking and talking with God was necessary for raising his son. Then one day, as he walked, Enoch kept on walking right up into Heaven. What a walk that must have been!
God is still inviting people to walk with Him. He doesn’t walk with us today in the same way as He did with Adam or with Enoch, but His invitation is just as real.
Some misunderstand Christianity as a religion of “thou shalts” and “thou shalt nots.” Actually it’s a walk with God. That’s what God has been after from the very beginning: a people to walk with Him. Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).
Don’t be surprised that when you spend time walking and talking with Him, your life changes.