Today’s reading assignment was the Introduction and Chapter 1.
The book opens and closes pointing to the fact that we have to INTENTIONALLY shut out the clamor of this world so we can hear the voice of God.
My daughter was sick this past week – throwing up! Blak! I knew she was sick the minute she lost her appetite.
And I wonder – Have you lost your appetite for God’s word? Is your soul sick? Has another voice crowded out the voice of God in your life?
The key to being women who live well – is to keep coming back to the living waters over and over and over and over again. Never stop drinking from the living well!
Discussion: Chapter 1
Chapter 1 begins with John Piper’s quote below. This quote comes from his book titled: When I Don’t Desire God (available for free on pdf here).
The first Biblical character found in my book might be considered a strange one – he’s not typically the center of a children’s Sunday School lesson or pastor’s Sunday morning sermon. It’s Enoch, whose name means “devoted” or “dedicated”. This guy FASCINATES me!
Genesis 5:24 tells us “Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.” Hebrews 11:5 tells us, before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God.
So how in the world did he walk with God so well, that God decided to pluck him from earth rather than waiting until he died?
John MacArthur says “the term walk expresses the idea of moment by moment fellowship with the Lord.”
Scripture says Noah walked with God and Abraham walked with God. And I want it to be said of me “Courtney walked with God.”
I want that!
So how do we get that?
Below this video are our discussion questions for the comment section – please share your answers and thoughts there. Here’s a 5 minute video of my answers!
(if you cannot see the video – click here!)
1.) On a scale of 1-10 (10 = great; 1 = stinky) , how is your walk with God right now?
2.) What would you say is your greatest hindrance to carving out time to meet with God in your busy day?
3.) Grab your Bible and read (or google) Hebrews 11:5-6. What does verse 6 state that we must do and believe if we want to be like Enoch?
4.) What is one intentional thing you can do this week to begin creating space and solitude to earnestly seek after God?
Father, help me to carve out calm in my day so I can hear from You clearly. I want to be like Enoch, walking closely with You, my King. Amen.
I want to hear from you – what are your thoughts? Share them in the comment section below.
For Discussion on the Forum: Do you have questions or thoughts you want to share from Chapter 1 — head on over to the forum and write them under the “Chapter 1″ thread (this thread is at the very bottom of the forum).