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Psalm 143:10 - Teach me to do your will
“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” Psalm 143:10 NIV
Where is God? How does He communicate? I guess that varies with time and place. In Genesis, when things were still right, He walked in the garden with Adam and Eve. After that, He still showed up in essence. Too lazy to go check, but I’m pretty sure He effectively spoke to Abraham, Moses and others. Jump ahead to when he took on flesh and condescended as Christ. Walked among those alive at the time. Since then, it depends on the case. In most, He communicates, I suppose, in two ways:
1. Via his creative signature. Watching some birds today on my boy’s feeder. I used to watch birds as a kid, still do it at times. In them I see His creative genius. When I go out to the farm where the same kid works, I like to listen to the cows and pet them. My girl rides horses, I do the same at that farm. What a blessing for them and I. God “speaking” through what He has made. Pretty sure He did it as opposed to some spontaneous explosion followed by a self-ordering process.
2. The Holy Spirit. 3rd person of the triune Godhead. What he fills us up with to offset and correct flawed self. Allows us to understand what He has placed in the book we are drawing from today.
I guess there are other less frequent means. I knew a guy once who claimed to have spoken directly to Jesus. That would be cool, what a story he told.
God did something pretty amazing to me once as well; moved a large object, my car, clear across a highway when I was inside a gas station. Sounds crazy I know, will never forget it. Why did it happen? I think just cause He wanted me to know He was there. Always there. Never too busy to show me what was up and remind me to stay tied in.
This week I will make it a point to do so.