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Day Three

Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more because God took him away.
Genesis 5:24

A boat docked in a tiny New England village. An American businessman complimented the fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them. “Not very long” answered the fisherman. “Well, then, why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more”; asked the businessman. The fisherman explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family. The businessman asked, “But what do you do with the rest of your time?” “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a nap with my wife when I get home. In the evenings, I go into the village to see my friends, play the guitar, and sing a few songs. I have a full life.” The businessman interrupted, “I have an MBA from the University of Tennessee and I can help you! You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat. With the extra money, the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one, and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers. Instead of selling your fish to a middleman, you can negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant. You can then leave this little village and move to Los Angeles, or even New York City! From there you can direct your huge enterprise.” “How long would that take?” asked the fisherman.
“Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years,” replied the businessman. “And after that?” “Afterwards? That when it gets really interesting,” answered the businessman, laughing.”When your business gets really big, you can start selling stocks and make millions!” “Millions? Really? And after that?” “After that, you’ll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast, sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take naps with your wife, and spend your evenings seeing your friends, playing the guitar, and singing a few songs. You can have a full life.”

Enoch was a man who walked with God for 365 years. The miracle of faith was the miracle of Enoch’s life. He was a walking miracle of God’s faithfulness. One day, Enoch walked right into heaven. What a miracle. What a God. Enoch lived a full life with God.

God wants you to live a full life with Him. He wants to walk with you today. He wants to fill the empty places in your life with His presence. Take time today to let God fill your empty and broken heart with His redeeming love and grace. Never take for granted the miracle of a full life.