“Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.” Isaiah 30:21.
Perhaps to some of us, during our primary to university years, cooking was by trial and error, though we claim there is no time or money to make better food, even with almost same recipes. You may have had a general idea of the ingredients but had to experiment with the amounts. Even to few of us who have much experience in cooking or with catering experience, we probably ate several mediocre dishes before discovering the perfect combination of flavors. Then something wonderful took place: you bought your first cookbook, study or took time to learn practically, so you could make whatever you wanted by simply following the recipe. Now you don’t have to reinvent the wheel; you just do what the recipe tells you to do.
I must confess to you that “It’s not God’s desire to hide His will from us.” That, is the reason why we don’t have to try random things in an attempt to figure it out again and again, we must learn the real methods of cooking and dishing a good Christ-like life, for the World to see Christ in us. We don’t have to walk down various paths and hope that we eventually end up in the right place, we must study, understand, and pray to know point b from point a. The prophet Isaiah told God’s people that He would hear them when they called to Him and that He would not hide Himself. Not only would He not hide Himself, but He would be with them step by step, and He would help them stay on the right path.
Wouldn’t that be wonderful? You start to stray off the straight and narrow and you hear a voice saying, Not that way. Perhaps you have a difficult choice to make. You’re leaning toward one option and you hear a voice advising, Yes, that’s the way. What if you didn’t have to question everything all the time and you could just do what the voice told you to do? The good news is that’s how you were meant to live, like Christ.
We don’t have to live by trial and error again. We need our Bible Study, Prayer Meeting, Devotional and Group discussions and many more inspiring session that garnishes our Christ-like life. Remember, God has not hidden Himself from us and HE has made HIS will known through HIS WORD, and we have HIS guidance through the HOLY SPIRIT. I always end up lost when I try to make it on my own without the map, so, even If we’ll only read our Bibles and pray continually, we will hear His voice behind us saying, “this is the way; walk in it.” My prayer is: Lord, Speak to me, guide me, and keep me on Your way, what about you? Shalom!