The Ways Of God

June 2, 2019                                    

Proverbs 8:32-33

 Our Scripture today says, “Now then my sons listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it.” (Proverbs 8:32-33) How important is it to listen to God and follow His ways in life? God has wonderful plans for His children. How can you know His ways?  

1                    Awareness 

Sometimes when God is revealing Himself to you, He may move in your life in a miraculous way. You need to know, He not only wants you to understand His divine, omnipotent nature, He also wants to teach you about His special attributes and character. He wants you to be like Him and for you to desire the same things that He does. How can we be more like Him? We must be aware of His Holy presence and His guidance in our lives.  

How do you recognize His presence daily in your life?

What helps you be aware and alert to His promptings?

How does God speak to your heart?  

2                    Allowance 

You must allow God to be God and allow Him to be in complete control in your life. This means God shows you not just to do good works but to be fully devoted to Christ and His purposes. There is a difference in your heart and your activities. You can perform acts of love without truly loving those you are helping. We have learned in 1 Corinthians 13:1-3, that unless we do things out of love for God then we can say nothing, do nothing, and we gain nothing. But when you are influenced by the Spirit of the living God, you have a deep and passionate love for souls that transcends their physical needs or how they respond to you. You are comfortable allowing God to work through your life through the power of His Holy Spirit.  

How have you allowed God to influence your life?

Do you struggle against the leadership of the Holy Spirit in your life?  

3                    Adjustments 

When God is at work in your life, He brings eternal changes. He lifts you up when you are down, prepares you for service daily, and gives you a greater understanding of why He gave so much to redeem humanity. Knowing who He is in such a profound way will transform your life, inspire you to reach out to others, and bring about a greater sense of peace and security than this world could ever deliver. Ask God what adjustments He wants to make in your life today? What changes have you noticed in your life because of God’s Holy adjustments? Remember, you are to listen to Him and be wise!