God, I Need Direction for My Life!

Fresh Manna
by Pastor Tim Burt

In life, we can feel lost and in need of direction. Have you ever heard anyone including yourself say, I don’t know what to do? or I don’t know what the Lord wants me to do? You can rejoice in the fact that God has answers to these questions and He’ll share them with you. 

In Psalm 103:7 (NIV) God reveals a powerful truth—one we can sink our faith into. It says, “He made known His ways to Moses, His deeds known to the people of Israel.” Can you see what this is saying? It’s saying that God makes His ways known. He doesn’t hide them. What God made known to Moses, Moses in turn revealed to all God’s people. Then it goes on to say that God made known, all His deeds—His mightily exploits and His mighty miracles. God does not want His His ways and desires to be a mystery to those that love Him. He wants us to know them!

Why did God make His ways and miracles known? First of all, so we could learn of the one and only true God. Secondly, so that we could discover and learn our purpose, His plan for our life, and how He wants us to live life so that His blessings may become ours! The Book of Deuteronomy specifically lets us know that God wants blessing for our lives. He wants blessing to come to us as a result of our choice to follow in His ways. Deuteronomy 30:19-20 (NIV) says, “This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him. For the LORD is your life…”

He made His ways known so we could follow Him and experience His love and blessing. Then He made His deeds—His mighty exploits and miracles known so that we would see His heart and the extent of what He would do for those that loved Him. He did these things as an act of love, and revealed them to build and encourage our faith. Does that make you want to shout with joy? It should! We have a mighty and miraculous Heavenly Father that you can come to know, and that desires to reveal Himself to you and work miraculously in your life.

When we come in life the place where it feels like we hit the wall, we must remind ourselves and be confident that the God of this universe loves you as His child and wants to speak to you through His Word and have an intimate relationship with you! If you will seek Him diligently, He will lead you in what to do. Jesus said, “So I say to you: ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Luke 11:9-10 NIV)

Acts 17:26-27 (NIV) urges us to seek God. “From one man He made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek Him and reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.”

Did you get that? God is saying He knows everything that lies ahead and that we should seek Him though He is not far from us! God is not playing games with you or I. He desires greatly to reveal Himself to us. He desires us to learn of His love, mercy, and miraculous working power so that we might learn to put our faith in Him and trust Him—something the rest of the world mocks.

Why does He make us seek Him? So we will develop in our heart a right and reverential attitude toward the God of this universe. So that we will on one hand respect His Omnipotence, and on the other, learn of His personal touch and desire to be a loving father. Does it get any better than this? 

Pray and let the Lord know you desire to know Him more. Ask Him to speak to you through His Word (the Bible,) and then read. As you seek Him you will find Him! The Holy Spirit is the GPS that leads you to God and to His ways! He never wants you to be lost!

Isaiah 55:6 (NLT) “Seek the Lord while you can find Him. Call on Him now while He is near.” 

In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt

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