“O my son, give me your heart. May your eyes take delight in following my ways.” Proverbs 23:26 NLT
What are the ways of God?
“Lead me in the right path, O Lord , or my enemies will conquer me. Make your way plain for me to follow.” Psalms 5:8 NLT
Do you know Him?
Do you know His ways?
God wants you to know Him intimately.
There are two levels of knowing God
1. Know God’s works, what He does
2. Know God’s ways, who He is.
Some of us only know God’s works but don’t know His ways. How about you? Do you know God’s ways?
First, let me tell you how you will never know the ways of God: through human reasoning or ingenuity. In Isa. 55:8-9, God says: '“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord . “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.’”
So, how can we come to know His ways?
When we learn to seek God’s face and not His hand, we will know His ways and find rest for our souls. Frankly, that’s what a quiet time is all about. You can’t know someone if you don’t spend time with them. As you spend time with Him, He begins to manifest Himself to you, and you begin to know His ways. When you know God intimately, there is serenity. You know His will. Peace comes into your life. God gives you rest. There is stability. There is sufficiency. And you learn, no matter how bad the problem, not only is God necessary, God is enough.
“Show me Your ways, O Lord ; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day.” Psalm 25:4-5
Bro. Joe Metts