In it for the ways or acts?
“Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And the Lord said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the Lord. And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.” Exodus 19:5, 9, 16 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/exo.19.5-16.kjv
Are you in it for the acts? The Bible says that “He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel” (Ps 103:7). Consistently we see that the Isrealites tended to acknowledge God only when he did something for them, won a battle, solved a challenge and made provisions. In the Bible reading today, God’s will for the Isrealites was that they understood his ways and follow his commandments for them to become a peculiar treasure indeed. However despite communing with Moses regularly, he had to call for a special occasion for the Isrealites to hear God speak to Moses in a cloud of smoke so that they can belief Moses always. The question today is: Do you need to see a miracle or a great show of deliverance to trust and obey God? Note that sometimes he comes in a still small voice and it takes training and quietness of heart to recognize that voice. God reveals the deep and secret things but you must be tuned to the frequency of the spirit to get it. You must recognize his ways and the acts become a by-product of that relationship. The Lord is calling us to come up higher to deeper and better walk with him. Will you heed the call?
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for your consistent offer for a relationship with you. Lord please help me to cast away all distractions that I may focus to know your ways and receive the deep secrets that will transform my life 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾