Sunday, January 31, 2010

Pleasing God.....

Hebrews 11:5

By FAITH Enoch was taken from this life, so that he would not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.

Pleased can I please God? How can you please God?

How close are you to God? Did you know that it is you that determines how intimate you are with God? Not God! You are as close to God as you choose to be. It is us!! Does that shock some of you? It does me! Enoch was not satisfied just settling for acknowledgement of God's existence. He had a personal dynamic relationship with God that transformed his life! He was seeking God and found him. Enoch enjoyed such a close intimate relationship with God that he did not see DEATH! Wow. Basically the Lord said to Enoch that "I can't take you any further in the flesh. To increase my intimacy with you, I have to bring you to my side." So he whisked Enoch away to Glory! This is a true testimony to what it means to truly walk in faith. Intimacy with the Father is our choice. in touch are you with the Father? Remember God delights in your presence! DELIGHTS! Can you image that?
The Lord enjoyed Enoch so much that he brought him home with him so he could be with him all the time. Do not forget that Enoch was completely human, but chose to have the closet possible relationship with God that any human could enjoy! I challenge myself and you this week, let's step it up and increase our intimacy with the Father. He loves you and wants to spend time with you. Intimacy pleases God. Read his word back to him and talk with him. Trust him even if you're being pruned this week. Remember if you are in a hot spot, God has not taken his eyes off of you. Your name is engraved in the palm of his hands.
Enoch's life was a description of a faithful man's life. Enoch walked with God. I want that. I want to walk with God. It is up to us. Let us change our testimony of what it means to truly walk with God in faith. Seek and you shall find. I pray for anyone reading this today ...
Father please show us how to increase our intimacy with you. Help us to step it up and have the closest relationship with you humanly possible. Let us feel your amazing presence as we spend time with you. We love you Lord and praise your precious name. Amen.