Heroes & Heroines of Faith Series Part 2: Enoch

The next person mentioned in Hebrews 11 is Enoch. But before i continue, i will encourage you to see the part 1 of this series if you haven’t yet. In Part 1, we talked how Abel bears witness to our walk.

Not a lot is a said about Enoch in the bible. However the few lines said about him speaks volume.

“It was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—“he disappeared, because God took him.”For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God.” Hebrews 11:5.

Genesis 5:23-24 tells a bit more.

23 Enoch lived 365 years, 24 walking in close fellowship with God. Then one day he disappeared, because God took him.” 

Enoch was a prophet who had children. He had to deal with the pressure, blessings and challenges of being a father and a prophet. Amplified version describes his fellowship with God as a habitual one. He had a constant and a persistent walk with God. The pressure of life didn’t make him become a visitor to the presence of God. He trusted a God he couldn’t see. He had no 10 commandments, or bible to guide him. The earth was still fairly new and i would like to think that the knowledge of God then wasn’t as much as it is now. Yet his faith in God didn’t waver. He walked with God so closely that God decided he wa too perfect to see death. How amazing!

I would like to believe that it wasn’t all rosy for Enoch. He would have had seasons when he found it hard to ‘feel’ God. He didn’t allow these times push him away from God. The circumstances of life weren’t strong enough to make him lose sight of God. He managed to find time between his profession so to speak and family commitments to nurture his faith.

I believe there is a difference between working for God and walking with God. Many Christians are working for God but very few are walking with God. Working for God cannot guarantee us heaven but walking with God does. It takes humility to walk with God because He leads the way in this kind of relationship.

In the midst of my busyness, do I find time to be still before God? Am I always thinking of what to do next or am I letting God lead me to what to do next?

Is my job, ministry or family distracting me from focusing on God? Has the blessings God has given me become excuses for me to go cold spiritually? The blessings of God are to pull us closer to Him and not to push us away from Him. Before getting that job, spouse, kids, business etc, everything was fine. But now, are you too busy chasing and pleasing the gifts to the point where you have forgotten the Giver? Have i allowed the stress of being a wife,a mum, an employee interrupt my fellowship with God? Am i still using these as an excuse as to why i am always tired to spend time with God? Has life succeeded in blurring my vision of Him?

It can be challenging but one thing is true. Where my treasure is, there will my heart be (hard truth).

Enoch bears witness to this. Enoch proves that it is doable; that i can have a persistent walk with God even with my busy life. Enoch walked with God in faith, believing that his walk wasn’t going to be in vain. I believe this because he must have had a goal that kept him focused.

So if God and Enoch looks at my walk, will Enoch testify for or against me?

At the moment, the answer to mine isn’t a very good one. So i am shifting my focus to what truly matters. I am building everything around God. At the moment i ensure i create time everyday to spend with God. This has to continue and i need to make sure that all of this is done in faith believing that God is a rewarder of those who seek Him diligently.

How about you? Are you pulling your weight in this area? If not, what are you decisions? Let me know int he comment session below.

Thanks for reading. Remember to visit tomorrow as we look at another hero of faith – Noah.


17 thoughts on “Heroes & Heroines of Faith Series Part 2: Enoch

  1. “In this garden I saw other trees, which were numerous and large, and blossomed there.

    3 Its fragrance was pleasant and powerful and its appearance was both pleasant and elegant. The tree of knowledge was also there, from which one ate, he was endowed with great wisdom.

    4 She was like the species of the palm-tree, bearing fruit like the fine grape, and its fragrance stretched at a considerable distance. I exclaimed: How beautiful is this tree and how delightful is its appearance!

    5 Then the holy Raphael, an angel who was with me, answered and said, “This is the tree of knowledge, which your old father and your mother have eaten, which were before you, and having obtained knowledge, their eyes being opened; discovering that they were naked, were expelled from the garden. ” Book of Enoch. Chapter 31

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    1. I’m sure you must be hearing this often. Your words are sooo sweet. Thanks Lynn for always lifting me up with your words of encouragement. You are truly a light that cannot be hidden. I am so glad i met you here. Blessings my sis 🙂

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  2. I love how you added even our own ministry could take the focus off of God. It’s true. We might be wanting to glorify Him, but by devoting our time to helping others it isn’t a one on one relationship, and before we can minister to others, we must be ministered by Christ to go out, and be refilled by His Spirit and Word. 🙂 Thank you for saying the truth.

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    1. Yes sis. I have been guilty of it. I got so busy with doing things for God that i forgot i was running on empty. The danger in this though is that we can be so used to how it’s done that we mistake emotions for the move of God especially in a music like the worship ministry. However, i knew i was empty and i needed to go back to drink from the well. Now i make sure that i have something in me before i go out to pour out. Thanks for always stopping by sis 🙂

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      1. 🙂 yes, I get distracted too. Being a leaky vessel it’s easy for us to run on empty and forget who renews us, unless it’s on our time. I relate to misunderstanding emotions and what is God’s will. Especially when I try to jump into a situation too soon. Always here to support a fellow sister in Christ 🙂

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