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Fast Day 7: Keep Walking

Written by Danielle Hage

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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.

Genesis 6:8-9

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.

Enoch and Noah discovered a secret, neither deep nor profound; they avoided the happenings, or the tragedies, of their world around them by walking with God. Today it seems everyone is weary and worried in the world by obsessing over one tragedy to the next. Is it possible to “limit” the craziness of what happens in the world from affecting your life? You may never leap and dance through grassy sunflower fields or you may never scale Mt. Everest peaks of life. Your progress may not turn any heads but your victory is found in the simple, consistent, consecutive determination to put one foot in front of the other in every conceivable hindrance. Throughout the Bible, our relationship with God is defined as a walk. 

Further Readings:

Romans 6:4 (NKJV)
Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Romans 8:1 (NKJV)
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 7:17 (NKJV)
But as God has distributed to each one, as the Lord has called each one, so let him walk. And so I ordain in all the churches.

2 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV)
For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Galatians 5:16 (NKJV)
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

REFLECT

From the inception of our relationship with God, we are ordained to simply –KEEP WALKING! The enemy will try to take you out, not by killing you, but by hindering your ability to walk. So watch your step, put on the armor of God and just KEEP WALKING!

RESPOND

What areas of your life does this hit home for you (i.e. job, children, marriage, future)? What has caused you to stop walking in these areas? The Bible teaches us that fasting combined with prayer sets the atmosphere for supernatural breakthroughs and direction from God. Pray for God to breathe new life in these areas, to resurrect what may seem dead and allow Him to bring new life to the situation and give you the strength to just keep walking. Respond in the comments below.

We recommend you keep a journal of your personal responses to questions posed in each of the daily devotionals so you can meditate not only during the first 21 days during your prayer time, but you can reflect throughout the entire year to be able to see how God has really moved on your behalf in 2016 and you have record of your testimony.

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