Way of Holiness

You likely already know this, in Isaiah, there is a special road the redeemed are to walk on. Different translations provide different names, but in Isaiah 35:8 there is a road described as the: Way of Holiness, Highway of Holiness, Holy Way, and Holy Road. Scripture says: It will be only for those who walk in God’s ways; fools will never walk there. Lions will not lurk along its course, nor any other ferocious beasts. There will be no other dangers. Only the redeemed will walk on it.

As we reflect on the Highway of Holiness for the Redeemed, I sense we need to ask ourselves some challenging questions. Have we ever really allowed Jesus to become our Rock, or just our Savior from death and desperation? Have we truly been walking along His paths, being led by His Spirit, the best we knew how, or have we really been walking along our own since asking Him into our lives? Have we recently been finding ourselves in miry sediment, perhaps because we’ve veered from His path for our lives, consciously or unconsciously? I believe if we have the courage to honestly ask and have these questions answered, God will give us great insight.

Prayer:​​​ Lord, this morning help us to be honest in our communion with You. Help us understand beyond all doubt and reason, YOU ARE THE ROCK on which our position and paths are to be placed. I pray we allow You to steady us and move with You along the path of righteousness and holiness. For every single woman following along in this study, empower them by Your Holy Spirit to be courageous in uncovering answers to the questions You are compelling us to ask. In Jeremiah 17:10, You say You search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve. Search us Lord, help us to be vulnerable with You, removing any facades we may have been hiding behind, any appearances of being where we really aren’t. You love us and You desire for us to have Your song placed within us. Prune the places that are not of You, and allow Your song to grow within our soul. Thank You Jesus for Your love and kindness! In the Name of Jesus Christ we pray, amen. 

From you version.

Later, 

Pat.

The Voice Of The Nature Of God.

When we talk about the call of God, we often forget the most important thing, namely, the nature of Him who calls. There are many things calling each of us today. Some of these calls will be answered, and others will not even be heard. The call is the expression of the nature of the One who calls, and we can only recognize the call if that same nature is in us. The call of God is the expression of God’s nature, not ours. God providentially weaves the threads of His call through our lives, and only we can distinguish them. It is the threading of God’s voice directly to us over a certain concern, and it is useless to seek another person’s opinion of it. Our dealings over the call of God should be kept exclusively between ourselves and Him.

The call of God is not a reflection of my nature; my personal desires and temperament are of no consideration. As long as I dwell on my own qualities and traits and think about what I am suited for, I will never hear the call of God. But when God brings me into the right relationship with Himself, I will be in the same condition Isaiah was. Isaiah was so attuned to God, because of the great crisis he had just endured, that the call of God penetrated his soul. The majority of us cannot hear anything but ourselves. And we cannot hear anything God says. But to be brought to the place where we can hear the call of God is to be profoundly changed.

“Let me hear Your voice”—that is my prayer. I am willing beyond all my expression to hear You, to perceive You, to be thrilled with Your presence.

From You Version.

Later,

Pat