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Series: Growing with the Lord

Action File

The Ways of God

"'As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts'" (Isaiah 55:9).

God's eternal purpose guides His hand in everything He does. Even though we may not always see the Lord's hand at work, God has given us some very special promises:

  1. God knows all things (Isaiah 46:9-10; Hebrews 4:13).

  2. God's justice will prevail (2 Thessalonians 1:6-7).

  3. God works in all things for our good (Romans 8:28).

  4. Nothing can hinder God's plan (Job 42:2: Philippians 1:6).

  5. Our times are in His hand (Psalm 31:14-15; Ecclesiastes 3:11).

Psalm 103:7 (NKJB) tells us that God "made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel".

1. The Acts of God

The acts of God are what He does in our lives. For many Christians, the entire focus of their lives is what God can do for them Their faith is motivate totally toward a miracle, provision or particular need. Like the children of Israel, they know only the acts of God.

2. The Ways of God

Moses knew the acts of God too; but his focus was the ways of God. The Lord wants us to press in beyond just the acts He does for us, as good as they may be We have been given the spirit of God so that we can discover His ways and touch His very heart (1 Corinthians 2:9-16).

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