After the prayer is made, if the answer is not realized immediately, do not weary of waiting and become unstable. Waver not. Cling to the promise, "Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it." Like the importunate widow, urge your case, being firm in your purpose. Is the object important and of great consequence to you? It certainly is. Then waver not, for your faith may be tried. If the thing you desire is valuable, it is worthy of a strong, earnest effort. You have the promise; watch and pray. Be steadfast and the prayer will be answered; for is it not God who has promised? Pr 81.
OFFICIAL Ellen G. White
Life of Holiness
walked with God . . . three hundred years. Gen. 5:22
There was a line of holy men who,
elevated and ennobled by communion with God, lived as in the companionship of
Heaven. They were men of massive intellect, of wonderful attainments. They had
a great and holy mission--to develop a character of righteousness, to teach a
lesson of godliness, not only to the men of their time, but for future
generations. . . .
Enoch it is written that he lived sixty-five years, and begat a son. After that
he walked with God three hundred years. During these earlier years Enoch had
loved and feared God and had kept His commandments. . . . From the lips of Adam
he had learned the dark story of the fall and the cheering one of God's grace
as seen in the promise, and he relied upon the Redeemer to come. But after the
birth of his first son Enoch reached a higher experience; he was drawn into a
closer relationship with God. He realized more fully his own obligations and
responsibility as a son of God. And as he saw the child's love for its father,
its simple trust in his protection; as he felt the deep, yearning tenderness of
his own heart for that first-born son, he learned a precious lesson of the
wonderful love of God to men in the gift of His Son and the confidence which
the children of God may repose in their heavenly Father. The infinite,
unfathomable love of God through Christ became the subject of his meditations
day and night, and with all the fervor of his soul he sought to reveal that
love to the people among whom he dwelt.
Enoch's walk with God was not in a trance
or a vision, but in all the duties of his daily life. . . . In the family and
in his intercourse with men, as a husband and father, a friend, a citizen, he
was the steadfast, unwavering servant of the Lord.
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