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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

His Ways are Mysterious

"Thy way is in the sea, and Thy path in the great waters, and Thy footsteps are not known" (Psalm 77:19)

I have seen the Sea of Galilee on which the Lord Jesus walked, but you cannot see His footsteps. When a boat goes through the ocean, it doesn't leave a trail does it? When a wagon goes across land, it leaves a trail, but a boat doesn't.

In today's passage in Psalms, God is saying that we will never know Him by studying history - by simply studying what he has done. His ways are mysterious. You can try to make sense of God with all your ingenuity, creativity, and intelligence, but God says we will never know Him that way.

We have to lay our intellect in the dust and say to God, "Show me the way, cause me to fall in love with You all over again."

When was the last time you wrote a love letter? When was the last time you received one? Spend some time today and write a love letter to the Lord.

~Adrian Rogers~

"Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day" (Deuteronomy 11:26-27).

God is setting before you this day a blessing and a curse. What determines whether you receive the blessing? If you obey. What determines whether or not you are going to receive the curse? If you disobey.

There are six blessings God wants to give you today in exchange for you obedience: plenty (Isaiah 1:19-20), peace (Jeremiah 26:13), protection (Exodus 23:22), power (Acts 5:32), purity (1 Peter 1:22), and perception (Psalm 119:100).

Do you want Jesus to be real to you so that He's not just someone that you know or read about? Maybe you want to do more than "pray" to Him, you want to talk to Him, and you want to relate to Him.

Read John 14:25. What does Jesus say is a result of your love for Him? And what does God promise He will do as a result of your action?

~Adrian Rogers~

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