Source: ‘You have made known to me the ways of life; You will make me full of joy in Your presence.’’ Acts 2:28
If you grew up in church, the phrases, the narrow and broad, wouldn’t be new. People are taught from childhood to avoid the broad way that leads to destruction and follow the narrow way that leads to life.
The narrow way does lead to life. For some, It is difficult to access because of the numerous rules/laws laid down for them to find it. For others, the overwhelming nature of life wrapped them in tight, like a cloak, and they don’t know the left from the right. Yet, another group has looked and decided they want to continue in the broad path, after all, are there not millions of people attending Hade’s party?
This discussion is about our way and God’s way. From our waking hour until we sleep, our decision-making process will show us which direction we are on, God’s or our own.
- Are we making the best decision for our families? According to whose wisdom, God’s or ours?
- Are the recommended schools the best for the kids? How do we know?
- The guy or lady a friend just recommended is the ‘It’. Who told us?
- The job opportunity posted by a top firm in your location is what we need? Are we 100% sure?
- What are we making for dinner? He knows best.
If God does not show us His ways, the cycle of mistakes will continue.
The backslider in heart will be filled with his ways, But a good man will be satisfied from above.’ Proverbs 14:14
How do we know God’s ways? By asking the Holy Spirit
God created a different destiny for every creature, imagine the creativity in that! Your way is different from mine, but the same Spirit empowers us for one goal. Until we begin to walk in God’s ways of life, we merely exist.
Is there anything we don’t need God’s wisdom for, let’s be serious, is there?
- What to wear?
- What to cook?
Let me stop there; you get the picture. The more we depend on God’s Spirit and less on us, the more He introduces joy. He will be walking with us every step of the way on the great adventure.
I call it an adventure, which means there are all sorts out there. Wolves in sheep clothing, actual wolves, pretend wolves, roaring lions, etc. Always remember in whose presence you are and lay everything before the Father in worship at all times.
I watched the movie The Shack in 2017. What I took away from that film is encapsulated in the song below. He is always there, though we can’t see. He is carrying us when our legs give way and taking the steps forward into life with us on his whip scarred back. He will never leave us, no matter what we face. Call to Him, ask Him for His way. Learn of Him, the Holy Spirit is waiting and available, and God will give us His joy.
Enjoy Where were You? by Francesca Battistelli – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRlVIpPuFnI
Till next time, be transformed!!