Devotionals by Dr. Jeff Schreve

IT'S A WALK WITH GOD

"And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him."   Genesis  5:24

Before I started having problems with my hip, Debbie and I would often take power walks together.   We were walking with a purpose—to get in better shape.   However, the walks always produced a wonderful side benefit:   time together to talk and share and work as a team.   Our marriage is always the strongest when we have undistracted, unhurried, quality time together.  
  
The Christian life is described as a walk with God.   It is not a sprint or a jog, but a walk.   As we walk with God, talking to Him through prayer and praise and listening to Him talk to us through His Word, we grow stronger and closer in our relationship with Him.  
  
What’s involved in a walk with God?
  
1.   You go in the same direction.    When Debbie and I went on a walk together, we were going in the same direction.   The Bible asks this rhetorical question, “Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?” (Amos 3:3).   Of course not!   To walk with God means I am going where He is going.   I am yielding to Him in all areas of my life, walking in the light with Jesus.       
  
2.   You go at the same pace.    When Debbie and I walked together, we stayed together.   She did not outpace me, and I did not outpace her.   We stayed together step for step.   That is the way it is to be with God.   He is not racing us, He is walking with us.   We dare not get ahead of Him by plotting the course.   He plots the course.   Furthermore, we dare not lag behind Him by failing to move forward.   Our job is to stay with Him.  
  
3.   You go for the purpose of getting in shape and growing closer.    As you and I walk with God, we grow closer to God.   As we spend time with Him, sharing our inner self with Him and really listening to what He has to say, we draw near to His heart.   We get to know Him better and start to become like Him.   I love what the Scripture says about Peter and John when they appeared before the Sanhedrin,  â€œNow as they observed the confidence of Peter and John, and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were marveling, and began to recognize them as having been with Jesus”  (Acts  4:13).   When you walk with God, people notice the difference.  
  
4.   You go until He takes you home.    Walking with God is a lifelong process.   It is not a destination, but a journey.   Enoch walked with God—for 300 years!   And God loved every day of it as Enoch pleased Him with his faith and obedience.   One day on the walk, God just took Enoch to Paradise.   Wow!   Did you know that same scenario plays out for every believer?   If Jesus tarries His coming, God will call each one of us home when our earthly assignment is completed.   But when Jesus does come in the clouds, every Christian will be taken up just as Enoch was.   We will be raptured in the twinkling of an eye.   How cool is that!?  
  
So here is the big question:   are you walking with God?   I’m not talking about religion, I’m talking about relationship.   Are you spending quiet time with God each day?   Are you letting Him direct your paths?   Are you sharing the inner you—your hopes and dreams and secrets and fears and faults and failures—with the God who made you and loves you?   If not, you can start today!  
  
The King of all kings invites you to walk with Him.   What a tremendous privilege.   What an invaluable opportunity.   And what a colossal waste if you say no.

Love,  

Pastor Jeff Schreve,
From His Heart Ministries

P.S.   I would love to hear your thoughts on this.   Direct questions and comments to  pastorjeff@fromhisheart.org.   


Dr. Jeff Schreve  believes that no matter how badly you may have messed up in life, God still loves you and has a wonderful plan just for you.  From His Heart  provides real truth, love and hope on over 700 radio stations each day, in 149 countries each week on TV, and is always available online.    Pastor Jeff takes no income from this ministry. All donations go to furthering the broadcast outreach. As a listener/viewer supported ministry, we thank you for joining with us to help speak the truth in love to a lost and hurting world. Go to  www.fromhisheart.org  for more information.

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From His Heart Ministries is the TV, Radio and Internet broadcast outreach of Dr. Jeff Schreve who believes that no matter how badly you have messed up in life, God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. We’re on mission to help a new generation discover their creator through the preaching of the compassionate, relevant, yet uncompromised truth of the Gospel. Pastor Jeff speaks the truth in love with clear biblical content combined with engaging, personal stories. His messages are filled with life-giving principles for everyday living and eternal assurance.

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About Dr. Jeff Schreve

Jeff's life has been radically changed by Jesus Christ.
Growing up in a church-going home, Jeff learned a lot about God, but he did not know God. He believed in Jesus in the same way he believed in George Washington: he knew Jesus was real, but had not personally met Him. All this changed one night after a Young Life meeting when he was alone in his bedroom. There Jeff saw his need for Christ and His forgiveness and surrendered his life to Jesus.

As a student at the University of Texas, Jeff grew in his Christian life. He graduated with a degree in business and moved back home to Houston, Texas to start a career in business. There he met his future wife, Debbie, at a single's group meeting at Champion Forest Baptist Church. They were married in 1986 and have been blessed with a wonderful relationship and three awesome daughters and two beautiful grandchildren.

A New Direction
After spending 13 years as a chemical salesman, God called Dr. Schreve to preach. He left his secure position and moved his family to North Carolina to attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. It was a scary and difficult move to make ... but it was one of the best decisions they have ever made. One year later, God called them to serve on staff at Champion Forest Baptist Church. In 2000, he completed his Master of Divinity degree graduating from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2014 from Southeastern Seminary.

Jeff Schreve has been the senior Pastor of First Baptist Texarkana in 2003, a growing and exciting church with 4500+ members.

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