Walk With Me -Day 3
Genesis 3:8 says, “And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.”
How many times have you heard a person say, “Don’t you just wish God was right here..on the edge of my bed giving me answer to my problem?” I hate this conversation. It implies that he is not omnipresent, as if his spirit is not accessible for us to encounter on a level that is tangible or even greater than what our five senses can understand. The verse above shares with us that God walked with Adam and Eve in the garden. The anthropomorphic ( humanistic) description of God is attached to the idea of him walking with mankind. As if He is relatable or “down to earth”. Walking in Hebrew is the work mithallek. I have read it is often used to describe encounters of comfortable contact. God made residence with his creation in the garden and throughout the Old Testament continued to walk with his people and found numerous ways to communicate with them. He even asked the Israelites to build a temple in their land where he could dwell, relay messages, and simply be their God whom they could encounter frequently.
Today we understand that we are the temple. First Corinthians 3:16 Do you not know that you yourselves are God’s temple, and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.…
God’s spirit is within the believer. This means He is never too far away for us to hear him, sense his presence, or allow him to touch our lives in an impactful way. We must first fine-tune our ears to hear and fasting is a great way to clean the earwax out of our spiritual ears to hear his voice. Hebrews 3:15 Says; “As has just been said: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.” God is always speaking. In your thoughts, through nature, in his word, and through other people. Open yourself up to hear. Abraham felt so connected to God even called God friend in the Old Testament. In the New Testament, Jesus qualified his followers as friends as well giving us access to come to him without fear or restraint.
Deuteronomy 31:6 New International Version (NIV 6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Fasting is a great time to welcome the Lord into your life in away you have never experienced before. It is more than not eating, drinking, and abstaining it is putting your physical being in a place to experience something in the spiritual realm. We shift our energy from simply focusing on the day to day occurrences and allow God to do wonders with our intentions. He is always going to abide in us and with us until the end of the time -it’s just time for us to allow him to pour the blessings he already has in store for us by just placing ourselves in alignment to receive it. It is also time for us to look more like him in actions and deeds. Walking with God gives him the opportunity to fine tune us and chisel away at pieces of our lives that hinder us from excellence! Walk steady with the Lord for he is the vine, we are the branches, and apart from him we can do nothing. (John 14)
Peace and Blessings!