Emily Belle Freeman
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THIS IS MY JOY

AND MY GREAT REJOICING

My Heart Needs This Journey

It is day three and I have decided my heart needs this journey. That doesn't mean it isn't hard...because it is.  And we are still trying to figure out as a family just how we will fit 7 pages into one day...and just where it will fit.  But, still, my heart longs for this journey.

Today we read the account of a journeyer... "And it came to pass that Enoch journeyed in the land, among the people; and as he journeyed, the Spirit of God descended out of heaven, and abode upon him."  (Moses 6:26)

Is that what is happening to my heart?  As I embark on this journey is a portion of the Spirit descending out of heaven to abide with me?

If that is what this is, it feels good to my heart.

I love when the Lord explains to Enoch, "Behold my Spirit is upon you...and thou shalt abide in me, and I in you; therefore walk with me."  (Moses 6:34)

What does it look like, this walking with the Lord?

Is it grasping to the handles of something that seems bigger than you and being bold enough to take the first step?

 

Is it knowing that He will send someone who is willing to journey with you and walk beside you...shouldering the load...making the burden lighter...

Is it realizing that walking with Him will allow us to grow?  That somehow, with each step, we are learning more...growing stronger...

Together.

Is it a sense of peace that comes from knowing that as we continue this journey His Spirit will continue to abide with us.  Daily.  If we walk with Him.

Today my heart is particularly grateful not to be walking this journey alone.

Have you ever noticed that somewhere along the way those who journey with us become more than just companions ––but friends who will carry us if needs be, so that we can reach the destination?

Isn't that what those who walk with God would do for each other?

Great journeys require great sacrifice.  Endurance.  Stamina.  Desire. Sometimes they require more than time.  Sometimes they require our heart.

Today my heart longs for the blessing of this journey ––this walk with the Lord.  And I wonder, where will my heart be on December 20, 2012 when I cross the finish line?

After today's reading I have decided I want to be like Enoch.  I want to walk with the Lord.  I want to be described as he was, "...for he walked with God." (Moses 6:39)

Tomorrow we will read more of the journeyer we met today...and we will discover the great blessings that come to those who choose to walk with God

...even the power to move mountains.

 

By the way, if you are looking for a printable reading schedule see the post just below this one...it is also located at the bottom of this webpage under "A Printable Reading Schedule"

 

 

Emily Freeman