Friday, January 25, 2013

Original Intent: Walking with Father

In the creation of Adam and Eve we see Father-God's direct participation and personal investment; His engagement didn't change as the story progressed.

God made man of the dust of the earth and breathed into Adam the breath of live. Father gave us of his eternal spirit (Gen. 2:7).

God placed Adam in the garden. He didn't send him there or just allow him to find it (Gen. 2:15).

God brought the animals to Adam, and Adam need them (Gen. 2:19).

Father saw Adam's need for a companion so He made Eve out of one of his ribs (Adam's investment in the process).

When Adam and Eve sinned and ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, Father didn't abandon them or destroy them. Instead, He promised a savior (Genesis 3:15).

God expelled them from the garden so they couldn't eat from the Tree of Life and permanently alienate themselves from Him. (Genesis 3:22)

The story continues as God warns Cain of the pending failure in his life. Father was concerned. He didn't just reject the vegetable sacrifice and leave Cain to suffer the consequences. Father-God pursued restoration and relationship with Cain (Genesis 4:6-7).

Enoch walked with God. He had a cordial and cooperative relationship with him. They got along together so well that one day, at the young age of 365 years old (everybody else was living +900 years), Enoch just disappeared (Genesis 5:24).

Interestingly, the same phrase "walked with God" was also used to describe Noah in Genesis 6:9.

Father-God's desire to have a personal, intimate and collaborative relationship with humanity has not changed.

Whoever believes in Jesus is privileged to be a son of God, John 1:12.

Jesus no longer calls us servants. He considers us friends, John 15:15.

The work of Jesus on the cross reconciled us to the Father, Romans 5:1,8.

We are co-laborers (1 Cor. 3:9) and co-heirs (Rom. 8:15-17), seated with Christ in Heavenly places (Eph. 2:6).

The original intent continues so don't forget to walk with Father everyday, everywhere, and at all times. Walk with Him. It is His good and pleasant and perfect will.

- How can you constantly walk with Father in your daily life?

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