Our relationships are important in life. The dictionary defines relationship as the way two or more people are connected. We from relationships early in life; babies are connected to their parents; children in the same family unit are connected to each other. As we grow, we begin to form connections with others.
There are times in life where our relationships can dictate our success or failure. There are so many stories about individuals who formed connections with those who lived without moral values and lost their freedom. Genesis 5:22 NLT tells us, After the birth of Methuselah, Enoch lived in close fellowship with God for another 300 years, and he had other sons and daughters.
Enoch’s life revealed that he was connected to God. He did not have a causal connection; the Bible described his connection as close. Our close connections bring joy into our lives for the most part. Close relationships allow us to share what is happening in our lives and keep us connected. When we are in distress, those close connections provide help and comfort. Enoch took the time to maintain his connection with God.
How is your connection with God? Are you in a causal relationship where you reach out to Him in passing? Are you in a relationship where you reach out to Him only when you need help? We do not appreciate those connections who remember we exist when help is needed. Enoch’s relationship was close; he spoke with God when things were happy and when they were sad. Hebrews 11:5 says, “It was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—“he disappeared, because God took him.” For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God.” Let us, like Enoch, live a life that pleases God.
Thought for Today: Friend, cultivate a close relationship with God.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.