Monday, October 12, 2015

Walking with God

My dad preached our homecoming service yesterday with Beulah Baptist Church. He preached a sermon about Enoch in Genesis 5 who "walked with God". 

And, wouldn't you know it, one of my devotional readings this morning was about that very text, "walking with God". It was from Oswald Chambers' devotional, My Utmost for His Highest

Part of his meditation on the concept of "walking with God" went as follows:
The test of a man's religious life and character is not what he does in the exceptional moments of life, but what he does in the ordinary times, where there is nothing tremendous or exciting on. The worth of a man is revealed in his attitude to ordinary things when he is not before the footlights. 
So often, we are looking for the next big event, the next mountain-top experience, the next emotional burst. What if, instead of looking for the "next big thing", we simply "walked with God" daily in communion with him following Jesus rightly related to the Father in the "ordinary" things of life seeking to do what Jesus did in making disciples?