Genesis 6:14-16: Pencil at the ready.
“14 So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. 15 This is how you are to build it: the ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high. 16 Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubit high all around. Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks. ” NIV
There is a difference between walking with God and having a ‘quiet time.’ Having a regular quiet time, during which you pray and read your Bible, can help you to walk with God; but the reality of walking with God is so much more. Some people tick off their daily devotions in a perfunctory manner; it’s like ‘punching the clock.’ I know this, because I’ve been there (and, alarmingly, can quickly get back there). But it’s possible to arrive at a place where much of your daily life is a conversation with God; an interaction with Him.
People who walk with God should keep a pencil and notebook handy – in a manner of speaking. Because they will find that God will talk to them. He will call them to do things. Sometimes, He will give detailed plans. If you don’t believe me ask Noah (or Moses! Another good example).
Okay, the Lord may not call you to build an ark. Noah got that contract! But, ‘there’s a work for Jesus none but you can do.’ One day, as you try to keep in step with your Heavenly Father, you may find yourself saying, ‘Just a moment; I need to write this down.’
Need I add that walking with God is a total adventure! Furthermore, the more dangerously He calls you to live, the greater the thrill.
PRAYER: Lord God, you don’t have to speak to me, but I earnestly pray that you will – and that I will hear. Help me to be so sensitive that I am attuned even to your gentlest whisper. May you find me ready, available, to do your bidding.