Apostle Grace Lubega
Hebrews 11:5(KJV); By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
The Book of Genesis reveals to us that Enoch lived a life of habitual fellowship and communion with God (Genesis 5:24 AMP).
In our theme scripture, God casts more light on Enoch’s life and tells us that he pleased God. How?
By faith. Without faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Faith is what gave Enoch the habit of prayer.
Why do some people struggle with having a consistent life of communion? It is because they do it out of a sense of duty and not because they truly believe in the God to whom they pray.
To some, prayer is a fight to get God to act on their behalf. Every time they are on their knees, it is as though they have gotten into the boxing ring with God as an opponent to get Him to respond to them. That is why prayer is such an effort for some.
But a consistent life of prayer cannot be manufactured and neither can you force yourself into it. You must believe God!
Faith is what stirs the fires on our altars; it is what gives us the grace to tarry for long in the presence of God and what will keep you in His presence because you are not there to move Him, you know that He already moved.
Do you desire a life of continual communion with God? It will not come because you have learnt the art of locking yourself up in your room for hours. It must start with faith.
FURTHER STUDY: Genesis 5:24(AMP); 1 Thessalonians 5:17
GOLDEN NUGGET: Faith is what stirs the fires on our altars; it is what gives us the grace to tarry for long in the presence of God and what will keep you in His presence because you are not there to move Him, you know that He already moved.
PRAYER: My Lord, I thank You for this Word. I thank You for stirring the fires in my spirit and daily provoking me to the place of prayer. I believe You have already moved and stand in the confidence that whatsoever I seek is finished. In Jesus’ name, Amen.