Greetings again my Brethren.  Divine enabling how wonderful is that?  You know we enable people every day to do things some times for the good, but most often we enable people to do bad things.  But did you know there is a divine enabling we can receive from God? And that is by walking circumspectly before Him.  The word circumspectly  means to be wary and unwilling to take risks.  In the world we are told to be a risk taker, get out there on the edge and take a chance, well that is not what the LORD wants of us.  If we walk in His will for our lives there will be no risk involved.  Peter was foolish asking the LORD to bid him to step out on the water (taking a risk) leaving a place of security and provision for a place of walking in the supernatural.  So many Christians want to walk in the supernatural with God, but fail to walk in obedience to God in their daily living.  There are three areas I would like to look at this month as we look at walking circumspectly before the LORD.  The first area is before God in sanctification.  In Genesis we read,  “And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. 2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly 3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him,” (Genesis 17:1-3) Here Abram (later became Abraham) was told by God to sanctify himself or he would have to live a sanctified life before God to be ability to walk in the things God has for us to do.  We cannot just do what we want to do, go where we want to go, or say what we want to say.  The word “perfect” is not the word perfect we think when we see a rose in full bloom or a fully ripe apple hanging on a tree.  Oh no the world “perfect” here means selflessness.  When we are selfless our flesh is put in the dust and our lips are still.  There in that place of stillness God can work on our heart and life, but until then our self-life is alive and well and screams to be self-justified not much perfection here.  Sanctification before God is the beginning point to divine enabling by God. The second point to walk circumspectly before God is to walk after God in obedience.  Obedience is always the end result of God working in our lives.  So many Christians want to be a servant, but they lack the desire to be obedient which disqualifies them for service to God and man.  In 2 Kings we read, “And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.’  (2 Kings 23:3) Here again God is talking about entering into a covenant.  And again we read about “waking  before the LORD” or “to walk after the LORD” and to keep His commandments, His testimonies, and His statutes.  Do you see a pattern developing here?  When we keep His commandments, testimonies, and His statutes we are not walking in our way, but His.  We are walking circumspectly in the will for our lives.  One cannot walk according to the way of the LORD and way away from God.  Either we walk our way or we walk God’s way.  And if we walk God’s way then He will supernaturally (divinely enable us) to do the things we need to do, that which he has asked us to do.  How can we fail?  Maybe this is how all things are possible?  And the third area is with God in fellowship. Let us go back to Genesis to help us here.  “And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: 22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years 24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.”  (Genesis 5:21-24) Here we are not “waking  before the LORD” or “to walk after the LORD”  but, “walking with God.”  Enoch did not walk before or after the LORD, He walked with (or side by side) the LORD and “God took him.” Enoch’s walk with the LORD was so circumspect (to be wary or unwilling to take a risk) and he kept the commandments, testimonies, and  statutes of God to such a degree God just took him from the earth.  Wow would to God that would be us, so sanctified and perfect before God He would pass us through the grave to His loving heart where we who love Him are heading to.  Want to be a risk  taker?  I think not, because there is a better way to just walk circumspectly with the LORD

Next month in order to help man into this divine enabling what does God point us to? Walter Beuttler said if you build God a temple He will inhabit it. Have  you built God a temple?  If you do He will abide and wait for you.  Written by David Stahl