Day 253: Enoch (September 10)

Since moving to our OK home, Chris and I have begun going for frequent evening walks down the dirt roads near our home.  When we walk, we are surrounded by such beauty, it’s truly breathtaking.  It’s most often dusk, when we go, and the sky is lit up in a glorious medley of warm colors.  The view around here is priceless.  I feel so peaceful in this place.

There have been several days lately, when Chris has been working in the evening, so often on those days, I will walk alone.  Every time I do, God sends dragonflies to accompany me! It’s equal parts awe-inspiring and delightful as my winged companions will seemingly come out to greet me and fly alongside me for a time.  There are so many dragonflies here.

Whenever I’m out walking and see the first one of the evening, it’s like I can hear God greeting me.  Suddenly, it’s like my soul and spirit are awakened and I can’t wait to let my eyes drink in the beauty around me, and my ears begin to pick up the subtle sounds of nature around me.  These are some of my favorite times.

Recently when I was walking, I became acutely aware of Abba.  I kept thinking of Enoch, and how He walked with God.  Then all around me, my view changed, and things looked different.  It was as if I had stepped into a heavenly place.  There I was walking our dirt road, but also walking with the Father.  Isn’t God amazing?!  I sometimes imagine His delight at expanding our view of Him and bringing to reality the things we read in His word.  The subtle things, that most ignore or pass over.  Like how Enoch walked right into heaven.  I want to walk right into heaven.

When I was walking that day I thought, “If you don’t see me anymore, don’t worry or fret.  I have walked into heaven.”

Take some time today and go for a walk with Abba.  Head outside and as you walk, look up and around.  Notice the beauty of this place.  Find Him.  He is waiting.  Speak to Him, He is listening.  Then turn your ear toward Him and He will speak to your heart.

Praise the Lord.  I will extol the Lord with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly.  Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them.  Glorious and majestic are His deeds, and His righteousness endures forever.  He has caused His wonders to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and compassionate.  He provides food for those who fear Him; He remembers His covenant forever.  He has shown His people the power of His works, giving them the lands of other nations.  The works of His hands are faithful and just; all His precepts are trustworthy.  They are steadfast for ever and ever, done in faithfulness and uprightness.  He provided redemption for His people; He ordained His covenant forever- holy and awesome is His name. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His precepts have good understanding.  To Him belongs eternal praise.  Psalm 111

Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.  Genesis 5:24