Psalm for the Day

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Believe or Not to Believe………. Part II


"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."    Isaiah 55:8-9


It is true God is the potter and we are the clay upon the potter's wheel. The potter is busy working out of us all the impurities that would hinder us being made into the vessel of the potter's choosing.

As we are instructed in God's ways, we are being changed day by day, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Our motives, our values, our ambitions and our priorities are being examined by the Holy Spirit on a daily basis and brought into line with the Word of God.  We are being transformed by the renewing of the mind as the Holy Spirit re-educates us with the truths of God's Word.

"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is." Romans 12:2 NLT

Have you ever wondered why God is so set against us wanting to walk in our own ways after we become a Christian?

When a person wants to continue in their own ways rather than His ways, then that person is challenging the fact of what His Word says in Romans 12:2, “….that my will for them is good, acceptable and perfect.”  They are openly rejecting His direction and purpose for their life. They are saying they can run their life better than the Lord can.

Part of Satan's strategy is to encourage us to continue to walk in our own ways. He knows that as long as we keep doing our thing - we won't be doing God's thing. We will never embrace the will of God nor walk in it.

Trying to live the Christian life outside the will of God produces miserable, angry, frustrated, and unhappy people.  It is only as we walk in the will of God that we find His presence, His purpose, His provisions and His power.  If Satan can keep us from exchanging our ways for God's ways, he can keep us deceived, lost, discouraged, and easily defeated in our Christian walk.

 So I, ask you: “Doesn't it really make sense for us to trade in our ways for his ways?”

We were not born into this world knowing God's ways, much less understanding anything about them. They were not included in our DNA. They are completely alien to man's thinking.  God says this about it in Isaiah's writings.


Isaiah 55:8-9, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."


When we come to Jesus we come knowing a lot of things. The ways of God are not one of them.  He brings His ways into our lives as Isaiah said, "precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little and there a little.  He wants us to know. He gives truth to us as we are able to assimilate it. The more we desire to know, the more He opens up to us.

 

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