January 3, 2020
Genesis 5:21-24 Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Methuselah. After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
I find it interesting that the Bible states that after Enoch fathered Methuselah he walked with God. There is something about becoming a parent that resets one’s focus and reorders one’s priorities. Perhaps it is the great significance of an event that resets us: an accident, a health issue, a move, a marriage, a job change, a beautiful sunrise.
What will it take in your life to reset your focus on God? For me, it was the dissolution of a dating relationship. The end result of which is me sitting at a table, writing these thoughts. Today, I have a beautiful wife, seven wonderful children and over 20 years of ministry.
Most likely, you and I will not have the 365 years of life that Enoch received. May God grant us the grace and wisdom to redeem each day – to redeem today – by knowing and doing His will (Ephesians 5:15-18).