Wanting to Have an "Enoch Kind-of Year"

Very little is said about Enoch in the Bible.

There's no great stories shared about his life, his family, or his work.

Genesis 5 shares the genealogy from Adam to Noah and Enoch is mentioned as part of that line.

He's the father of Methuselah and great-grandfather of Noah.

And all we really know about his life is this:

 

He walked faithfully with God.

(Gen. 5:22, 24)

 

Hebrews 11 includes a verse about Enoch,

 

For before he was taken, he was

commended as one who pleased God.

And without faith it is impossible to

please God,

because anyone who comes to him must

believe that he exists and that he

rewards those who earnestly seek him.

(Hebrews 11:5-6, NIV)

Of all the great men and women of the Bible and all the great stories of their courage and great deeds for God,

I love that Enoch is mentioned so little and yet pleased God so much.

Enoch was happy to simply be in the presence of His Creator.

Walking with God was enough.

No need for fame or fortune or accolades.

No great list of accomplishments.

No trophies or plaques for heroic feats.

Enoch simply placed one foot in front of the other and drew closer and closer to the throne of God.

I am thankful for his example this morning as I get ready to head back to work after a very nice break.

Last year, KLove challenged its listeners to choose a word for the year.

My word was

"listen."

I learned a lot throughout the year about God, about myself, and about life.

I don't want to stop listening,

because I don't want to miss anything God has to say.

But this year, my word is going to be "present."

I want to be fully present with God.

I want to walk beside Him, never missing His Presence in my life.

I want to be fully present with my family.

I want to laugh with them, share life with them, be there for them.

I want to be fully present with my friends.

I don't want to be distracted by the next thing on my list of things to do.

I want to be fully present in my prayer time,

lifting up the hurting to Him who loves them most.

It was hard to pick my word for the year, because there were so many that seemed important.

But for me, this year is going to be a year of simply being "present" with God, with friends, with family, and with whoever else God brings into my life;

and I have a feeling this going to be a very great year!

Today, no matter where God is calling you to spend your time,

be fully present there.

Don't miss a thing.

He is there in the midst of whatever you are facing.

And He longs to share today with you.

Praying for you this morning!



2 Comments:

Blogger sharontank said...
Blogger Salina Gibson said...

I read where someone else did this (choosing a word to represent their year) I love that idea. I'm going to spend a little time thinking about a word for myself.
Thanks Tammy.

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