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As usual, I am home! This is the norm these days. I was blessed last week to teach via the internet to students in the G42 Leadership Academy in Spain. God was awesome! There were numerous houses of small groups that have been isolated in Spain. God was not limited! The presence of the Holy Spirit broke out here and there! Amazing things happened in the hearts of the students with tears, laughter, and a strong tangible presence of the Holy Spirit! Thank you God for Your great goodness!
What is the secret to moving forward in our journey of life? We can forcefully take steps forward and produce something of the will of ourselves, or we can discover the God-ordained steps to the future of God’s will in and for our lives. What is the secret to finding the path that God has for us? We were created in Christ Jesus for good works that we might walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
The good works don’t define us, but who we are in Christ defines the works that we are destined to walk in. I believe that there are some good works that God is calling us to walk into in this present hour. They are the testimony of the resurrection life of Christ that we were created in Him to reveal for such a time as this. They are our contribution to the demonstration of the resurrection power of God in Christ. How do we discover those works? What is the purpose of those works? Where do we find them?
Revelation 3:5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. 6 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’
To be clothed in white garments is to be clothed in the righteous works of Christ. To be confessed before the Father is to be confessed as sent sons and daughters of God for the purposes of Christ in this world. To be confessed before angels is to be confessed as the sent ones of God upon the earth before the sent ones of heaven who assist us in the righteous acts of Christ in this world. This is the testimony of those who find themselves in Christ.
God wants us to seek Him in all things, because He wants us to find Him in all things. He wants us to come alive in Him and to be transformed by Him in all things. He wants us to move forward in our lives from every today into every new tomorrow. This process involves finding God’s wisdom every day. God’s wisdom in our lives is empowered by the Holy Spirit as the Spirit of wisdom in our lives. The Spirit of wisdom is testified through the faith that rises in our hearts when we hear His voice internally. We may not even be able to articulate what He has said, but something of a new desire and vision begins to rise from within. These things happen when we find the place of seeing God in the reality of His greatness. An awe of God is the beginning of knowledge and that knowledge is the ability to be aware, and even wittingly aware, of the greatness of God’s thoughts present in our hearts and minds.
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
The fear of the Lord is an awe of His presence in our lives. It is an awe for His glory and a zealous willingness to fulfill His will in all things. An awe of God is the beginning of wisdom. That wisdom is an internal substance of things hoped for with thoughts, strategies, desires, imaginations, and emotions of faith that can’t be denied. This kind of wisdom doesn’t come from being smart, it comes from the greatness of God’s presence in our lives. We need God’s presence in our world in order for us to find the path of life that God has for us in this world. This is a time to find God’s presence and allow Him to inspire us with knowledge and wisdom that brings about His future and hope.
Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
We discover the wisdom of God through an awe of God in our lives. Wisdom and knowledge will give us understanding. Understanding is a path to our feet, but it is all dependent upon finding God in our minds. Whatever is in the center of our world will determine what our world becomes. Man does not have the answers for the hope and life that humanity needs. These things come by the inspiration of God in our lives.
Proverbs 2:10 When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, 11 discretion will preserve you; understanding will keep you, 12 to deliver you from the way of evil, from the man who speaks perverse things, 13 from those who leave the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness; 14 who rejoice in doing evil, and delight in the perversity of the wicked; 15 whose ways are crooked, and who are devious in their paths; 16 to deliver you from the immoral woman, from the seductress who flatters with her words, 17 who forsakes the companion of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God.
The true lover of our souls is God! He is the One who will lead us in the path of life, and this is the day to find Him in the center of all that we are and do. By this, and only by this, can we find the path to life!
Ted J. Hanson
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