““For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:8-11
His thoughts are not my thoughts. So often I lean on my own understanding wondering where I went wrong? Why didn’t it work out? How come circumstance and my external say something so different from what I know His truth to be? In leaning on my own understanding I cannot begin to comprehend all that God is and what His purposes are. I have to trust in the Lord with ALL my heart. Obey Him ALWAYS. Even when others don’t understand. Even when I don’t understand. Especially when I don’t understand. Because His ways are not my ways.
I don’t always understand why God is asking me to do something, and why it has to be done right at that time. Because I can’t see the full picture. But so often when I come to the other side and I can see the full picture clearly, I am so so so grateful I obeyed. I never regret obedience. I always regret disobedience. Time is never wasted inquiring of the Lord. Time is always wasted in fleshly futility.
Spiritual maturity is greater dependence on God. Walking as one with God and living a life full of the Holy Spirit requires desperate dependence on Jesus Christ. Depend on Him like your life depends on it…because your life really does depend on Him. (Whether you acknowledge it or not). I trust You Jesus. Let Your Holy Spirit rain down and cleanse us of all unrighteousness. Wash us, renew us, and refresh us in You. Thank you Lord that Your thoughts are so much higher than mine, and Your ways so much grander.