As I pointed out in my introductory article, God created us to have a personal relationship with Him. In our fallen state, we are not able to actually see God, even though some can feel His presence, hear His voice and are led by His Spirit. In Genesis 3, God came to walk with Adam and Eve in the garden He had made for them. The Bible says that Adam and Eve “heard the Lord walking in the garden in the cool of the day” (Genesis 3:8). What did it sound like to have God walking through the garden to visit with His most precious creations?
Close your eyes and picture yourself walking with God in the most beautiful garden you can imagine. Breathe deeply every day and visualize Jesus, God in human form walking and talking with you as your best friend. All you need to do is to believe that He is real and start talking to Him as the friend He wants to be. Learn from Him by reading His word (the Bible), talk to Him every day just as you talk with your best friend (pray), open your mind to Him and open your eyes to His beautiful creation all around you.
Genesis 5:24 says that Enoch, Adam’s great-great-great-great grandson, “walked with God.” They were so close that God took Enoch away so that he did not have to experience death. Genesis 6:9 says that “Noah walked with God.” Because “Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord” (Gen 6:8), God spared him and his family from death in the great flood.
Amazing things can happen when we walk with God. It is my goal in this life to walk so closely with God that as I breathe my last breath, I will just take one more step and I will be walking with Him for all eternity. I hope that this will become your goal as well.