Sunday 3 August 2014

THE WAYS OF GOD-4/8/2014

THE WAYS OF GOD-4/8/2014

Yesterday's message was titled "THE CENTRE OF A WISE FAMILY”. Today's message is titled "THE WAYS OF GOD" as provided by Pastor E. A. Adeboye in Open Heavens Devotional (Adeboye, 2014). In today’s message, we have been asked to memorise Psalm 103:7 : "He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel." Today's reading was taken from   Exodus 33:12-23 and the Bible reading in one year is Matthew 25:31 to Matthew 26:68 (Adeboye, 2014).

Quoted below is today's message for your input

A miracle is a supernatural act of God. I believe in miracles. However, Gods ways are more important than His acts. The acts of God are meant to lead us into appreciating His ways. Every incontrovertible act of God is designed to propel men to seek the ways of God. God moves in mysterious ways. Isaiah 55:8 says,
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
The way God reasons is radically different from the way we reason. His foolishness is wiser than the wisest genius on earth. Since Gods thoughts are higher than ours and His ways are superior to ours, it is imperative for us to learn His ways as He reveals them to us.

How do we learn Gods ways? First, we learn His ways through intimate relationship with Him. As you interact with God in prayer and the study of His word on a daily basis, you learn the ways of God. You learn How God relates with His saints, how He answers prayers and corrects mistakes. Secondly, we learn Gods ways by learning to fear Him (Psalm 86:11). We should not misunderstand the fear of God. The fear of God is not tyrannical fear. This is because our God is not a tyrant. Our God is Love (1 John 4:8). Rather, to fear God means to love Him so much that you would neither want to offend nor disobey Him. The best friend a person can have is God. He is also the worst enemy you can have. If you fear God, you will have access to enjoying life in its fullness because in God is true life. The fear of God is attained when you allow your life to be instructed by wisdom (Proverbs 15:33). The fear of God prolongs days (Proverbs 10:27) and is better than great treasure (Proverbs 15:16). It requires understanding (Proverbs 2:5). You can be taught to fear God through the ministry of a teacher (Psalm 34:11). The worst human enemy you can have is someone who does not fear God. Such a person can steal your goods, and destroy you and your children. He or she can even use you for rituals. If a person confesses that he or she does not fear God, that person should be avoided like a plague. God is however constant. His acts are constant and serve as catalysts that propel men to learn His ways. It now depends on you as a recipient of His miracles to either seek His ways or not. God revealed His ways to Moses because Moses was His friend. If you live in perfect obedience to Gods perfect will and you allow your life to glorify Him, there is no way God will not reveal His ways to you.

The Action Point is : The life of Moses brought praises to God. In what ways has your life brought praises to God?

May The Lord help us so that our lives will bring praises to him in Jesus Name, Amen

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