How to walk with God

How to walk with God

Walking with God is a personal and spiritual journey that involves cultivating a close relationship through prayer, meditation, reading scripture, and practicing compassion and kindness towards others.

It is a lifelong journey that requires patience, perseverance, and a willingness to learn and grow. When walking with God, you must stay open to God's leading and trust in His love and guidance as you seek to follow Him. The Bible gives various examples of people who walked with God and experienced His supernatural presence and power. Two of these people are Enoch and Noah. Enoch and Noah had different experiences on the walk with God. But one common thing in their lives is that they lived a holy life, choosing the path of righteousness in a world full of evil and sin, so God chose and set them apart. In this article, we will consider the lives of Enoch and Noah and how they walked with God. Enoch walked with God.

Genesis 5:24 says, "And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him." The verse indicates that Enoch lived a life of faithfulness to God. This significant characteristic implies that Enoch had a deep and meaningful relationship with God. The phrase "walked with God" can be understood as a metaphor for living in close communion with God and obeying His commands. This verse is a part of the genealogy of Adam, tracing his descendants from Adam to Noah. Enoch was the seventh descendant of Adam and the father of Methuselah. It is interesting to note that sin had entered the earth because of the fall of man in the Garden of Eden. So, death became a part of the human experience. However, Enoch chose to earnestly seek God. He lived a righteous life, separating himself constantly from the world. His belief in God was steadfast, and God rewarded him by preventing him from seeing death. Enoch's life proves that there's a reward for righteous living. It is challenging to choose to stand against the norm and worldly standards. However, God is watching you and keeping records of your good deeds. God might not take you physically from the earth like He did with Enoch. But you are assured of an everlasting life in heaven after leaving this sinful world. All you have to do is believe in Jesus Christ and accept Him as your Lord and Savior, and then you'll begin your journey toward eternity (John 3:16).

Noah walked with God.

Hebrews 11:7 says, "By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith." The phrase "walked with God" is found in Genesis 6:9, which describes Noah as "a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God."

While Hebrews 11:7 doesn't use the exact phrase "walked with God," it does describe Noah's relationship with God as one of faith, obedience, and reverent fear. Noah trusted God's warning of the coming flood and obeyed God's command to build an ark to save himself, his family, and the animals. Here are some ways Noah walked with God:

Daily communion with God:

Walking with God isn't something you do when you feel like it. It is an intentional dedication to having communion with God daily. Noah exemplified this in his relationship with God in that God spoke with him directly, giving him instructions on how to build the ark and bring in animals. You must be willing to commit to prayer and have communion with God. Prayer is one of the ways to hear from God and understand the instructions He is giving us about situations in our lives. Without prayer, your walk with God is incomplete. Therefore, you must learn to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:16)

He was warned of things not yet seen.

Noah's communion with God gave him access to God's plan. It afforded him first-hand information about the destruction of the earth by water. Not only that, but Noah also got information about how he and his family would survive the flood. When you walk with God, He reveals His will and shows you how you will survive the impending danger. This was Joseph's experience in Egypt. God used him to interpret Pharaoh's dream, thereby getting the warning about impending famine beforehand. God also gave him the strategy to lessen the impact of the famine on Egypt

Moved with godly fear

Walking with God is not complete without prompt action on God's instruction. The place of obedience cannot be overemphasized in one's walk with God. Walking with God implies a close and intimate relationship with Him, marked by trust, obedience, and a deep reverence for God's holiness and power. In Noah's case, his faith in God and willingness to follow God's instructions set him apart from the rest of the world. Therefore, Noah walked with God by living a life of faith and obedience, demonstrating his deep love and reverence for God. He trusted God's promises and acted accordingly, even in the face of seemingly impossible circumstances. This is an example for us today of how we can also walk with God - by trusting in Him, obeying His commands, and living a life of faith that is pleasing to Him.

He prepared for the end time.

Noah prepared for the end by building an ark and admitting his family and animals into the ark as God had instructed. It takes lots of faith to achieve this, considering there wasn't any sign that there would be a downpour from heaven. Still, Noah prepared for the end of the world.

Noah prepared for the end by building an ark and admitting his family and animals into the ark as God had instructed. It takes lots of faith to achieve this, considering there wasn't any sign that there would be a downpour from heaven. Still, Noah prepared for the end of the world

Condemned the world

Noah stood for what was right. He separated himself to God by his way of life. The Bible in James 1:22 and 1 John 3:18 emphasizes the value of action against words. The Bible encourages that our lives should preach Christ to the unsaved. That was Noah's case. His walk with God created a clear indication of whose side he was on. He became a voice warning people about the flood and the need to live righteously. 2 Peter 2:5 calls Noah "a preacher of righteousness."

Was heir of righteousness

The phrase "Noah was heir of righteousness" likely refers to the idea that Noah was regarded as a righteous person and that he inherited this righteousness from his forefathers, particularly from his great-grandfather Enoch, who was also known for his righteousness. In the Bible, Noah is described as "a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time" (Genesis 6:9). This implies that he lived a morally upright life and followed God's commandments faithfully. As a result of his righteousness, God chose Noah to build an ark and save himself, his family, and a pair of every kind of animal from a great flood that would wipe out the rest of humanity.

Faith

Noah's faith was demonstrated in his obedience to God's commands to build the ark and gather the animals. Noah trusted God's plan and worked tirelessly to complete the ark. When the flood came, Noah and his family, along with the animals, were saved in the ark, and after the flood receded, they repopulated the earth. The story of Noah and the ark is often seen as a testament to the power of faith and the rewards of obedience to God.