Throughout history, the greatest heroes are people whom God uses
to changes lives forever—people He uses as instruments to bring others
into His kingdom. And we also know that God specializes in using unlikely
heroes—people we wouldn’t ordinarily select.
I think of 11 disciples, ordinary men who were used in extraordinary
ways to usher in the church and to spread the gospel throughout the known
And I think of a man we don’t have a lot of information on. His name
is Enoch. We find him listed in the “Hall of Faith Heroes” in Hebrews 11:5-
“By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him” (ESV).
The only other time we read about Enoch is in Genesis chapter 5. In
Genesis 5:21, we discover that he was the father of Methuselah (the man
who lived longer than anyone else—969 years). And though we don’t have
much history on Enoch, we know that Scripture describes him as a man “who walked with God.”
What a description!
Wouldn’t you love for people to think of you that way?
How wonderful it would be if above all your accomplishments, your
family, your career, your personality, the thing that stands out most is that
you walk with God!
“Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away” (Genesis 5:24 NIV).
Enoch never died. He walked so closely with God, that he simply
walked right into heaven!
Enoch was definitely God’s friend. Wherever Enoch walked, God was
there. If we desire it, plan for it and ask for it, God will be constantly in our
company as well.
Make the great decision today to deepen your walk with God. Tell
Him that you want Him to do more IN you and THROUGH you from this
point on than ever before. Determine to walk so closely with God that you
see Him in your actions, thoughts, dreams, plans, hobbies and activities.
It’s a great decision to live in His presence 24/7 . . . 365.
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I’m still at home—due to the Covid-19 restrictions. As I’ve mentioned
previously, churches have had to cancel my revivals and Spiritual Renewal
Weekends with them because of what’s going on. Many of you have
responded that you’re praying for me. Thank you so much!
If you feel led to make a donation to the ministry God has placed on
my heart, I’m able to send you a tax donation receipt because of my 501
You can make a check to Susie Shellenberger Ministries and mail
it to me at: 7012 N. Lake Front Drive; Warr Acres, OK 73132