Foreword:

Ever wonder what God might have to say to YOU today? Here are things to ponder, and things to receive into your heart. If you have a question, put it in the comments. I respond as much as I can.

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Know the pathways of God?? You can!!

Show me your ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.
Moses said to the Lord, I beg you, if I have found grace in thy sight, show me your way, that I may know you. And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. — He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
He will guide the humble in judgment; and he will teach them his ways. Who is the one who fears the Lord? He will teach him in the way of His choosing. — Trust in the Lord with all your heart; don't lean on your own understanding. In all of your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.
You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fulness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forever. — I will instruct thee and teach you in the way which you shall go: I will guide you with my eye. — The path of the just is as the dawn, that shines more and more to the full light of day.

God wants you to know His will.  He's not withholding information to prevent you from success, or happiness, or any other blessing.  If you don't know what He wants at any given time, here are the things to do:
1. Ask Him.  Just like everything else for which we are commanded to ask, "we have not because we ask not."  It may involve some waiting when you ask, because the answers He gives often need to be made ready.  It's like asking, "where's my new house?" when it is not yet built.  It's going to be built, but not yet. Sometimes you have to wait.
2. Humble yourself.  Proud people, who demand, rarely get the answers they seek. 
3. Fear God (show reverence!)--He's God, and you're not.  Let Him be the King.  He is anyway.
4. Let Him show you HIS way.  It may not be YOUR way, but His is always right.
5. The final verse, about the dawn, shows how the Lord reveals His will to us.  It is a process, beginning with the gray of dawn and finally, everything becomes bright and clear.  Let Him do it His way.  He's planning to do it His way anyway, because it's best.