First and foremost, I love Jesus and am constantly trying to grow in my relationship with God. Next – and kind of a cliché – I am a happily married dog-mom who drinks too much coffee. I’m just trying to love God, love people, and love life, no matter what curveballs are thrown.
The name for this blog was inspired by Enoch. Specifically, Genesis 5:24 which says that “Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away,” (NIV). Here is a little context: Genesis chapter 5 is giving us a list of the descendants from Adam to Noah. There is not a lot of action as Moses, the writer of Genesis, lists person after person following a repetitive formula; rather than propelling the plot of Genesis forward, this chapter is meant to serve as an important historical record of this lineage. This pattern is broken by one person, though. There, in the middle of chapter five, we see Enoch who is described as someone who “walked faithfully with God.”
You could almost count the number of Bible versus about Enoch on one hand. If someone were to summarize my entire existence in one, simple sentence, I would be honored if that sentence were that I “walked faithfully with God,” as was the case with Enoch.
This is not to say that Enoch lived a flawlessly unattainable-we-should-just-give-up-now life. What this means is that Enoch’s faith in God shined more brightly than his life’s mess-ups and heartache.
This is my hope for myself, and for every one who stumbles upon this blog. I pray that we can grow together and learn more about what it means to walk faithfully with God.