Finding God

How do we approach God? There have been many books written about this. But it comes down to this: Each of us must find God in their personal relationship with him. Enoch walked with God. We have no more details. He walked with God for 300 years. He “walked” with God. He did not run. He moved through life at an unhurried pace.

First, we must be patient. God is not in a hurry. We must slow down to meet him.

Be still and know that I am God.

We are encouraged to slow down. To be still. Even to stop.

And Enoch was constant. He continuously walked with God for many years. Do we think we can “know” God in one encounter? We can “meet” God in one encounter. Enoch kept walking with God, year after year.

Do you want to sense the presence of God? Do the will of God. Part of the will of God is to “Be still and know that I am God.” We can’t be in tune with God unless we know his nature. We must begin with God to know his will.

God is the most attractive Being. But, like the sun, he is dangerous. His holiness, goodness and purity are beyond our comprehension. But he has the ability to make us his friends who were once alienated from him. He can actually make us holy. His forgiveness is so thorough that we can draw close to him.

Maybe as we are being still, we can realize we are seated in the heavenlies. This means we are secure in our relationship with God. Now, we begin to “do the will of God” by taking a clear statement of Jesus and putting it into practice. “And this is the will of God, to believe on the One whom he has sent.” Or, “You believe in God, believe also in me.” We learn the will of God by doing the will of God. If you want to “know” the will of God, begin by doing the will of God you already know.

Why would God give us more specifics of his will if we are not doing what he has revealed already? We can listen to the experience of Abraham’s servant. “And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the Lord…who had led me in the right way…” He had followed Abraham’s instructions, but he needed more direction. He found it in doing what he already knew. It will be the same with us.


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