Friday, April 30, 2010

Walking With God
The story is told of Charlie Duke in a documentary. Charlie was one of the NASA astronauts of the Apollo 16 which went to the moon back in 1972. While the command ship orbited the moon, he, along with a fellow astronaut landed the lunar module Orion on the surface of the moon. They conducted three days of experiments and collected rocks from the moon’s surface. Apollo 16 and crew then returned safely to earth.

Sometime later, Duke had a spiritual awaking when one of his friends invited him to participate in a Bible study. After studying the Bible, he decided to obey the Gospel of Christ. He said a peace came over him that went beyond words. This experience was so profound that Charlie could not contain himself and wanted to share his spiritual awakening with other people. He told anyone who would listen that his walk on the moon lasted three days and it was a great adventure. But he said his walk with God lasts forever!

The Bible tells us of another man who walked with God. In Genesis 5:24, we read, “Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.” (See Hebrews 11:5). Our spiritual walk with God lasts beyond this life and enters into eternity. We have so much more to gain when we decide to listen to the Lord. He said that He “is the way, the truth, and the life and no man cometh to the Father except by Him.” (John 14:6).

In James 4:8, we are given this sound advice through Inspiration of the Holy Spirit, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you…” God isn’t going to force Himself upon anyone, but He’s willing and wants to be your Heavenly Father. He has eternal life to give all those who want to spent eternity in that blissful place called Heaven.

We can learn a wonderful lesson from Charlie and Enoch. No matter what your situations are, you can walk with God forever, provided you become obedient to His Will. Are you ready for that journey that transcends this vast universe? Keep eternity’s goal in sight by walking daily in God’s light!

“Let me walk with You, dear Saviour, Side by side and hand in hand; Keep me clean and pure and faithful, Till I reach the heavenly land.” (Hess).
This was not written by me--Tom Stanford

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