Saturday, December 19, 2009

Walking With God

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord among the trees of the garden. Genesis 3:8

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” Galatians 3:13

Before the fall, Adam and Eve walked with God. They enjoyed sweet fellowship and close communion with the One who created them. When they sinned, they tried to hide from God, because of their great shame.

Since the fall, mankind's intimacy with God diminished. But some drew near to Him in a limited way. Moses saw His form and heard His voice. David had a special relationship with the Holy One and became a fervent worshiper of God. However, it was not until Christ went to the cross that the veil of separation was torn. Those that have accepted the Savior's sacrifice as payment for their sin can draw much nearer to God. We can enjoy the same intimacy with God that Adam and Eve experienced before the fall.

We can hear His voice. We can enjoy sweet fellowship with the Master. We have access to the Spirit's council, and we can bask in His abiding love.

Let's draw near to the Lord. When we do, He promises to draw near to us. Let's not take our Father God for granted. He longs for intimate communion with us. He deserves our full attention. And he invites us to walk with Him in the garden of our own hearts.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for sending Jesus to provide the way for me to have a relationship with You. I want to know you more. Draw me close to You. Dear Lord, I surrender my heart to You and ask you to fellowship with me. I love You and thank You for Your great love for me. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

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