For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. – Isaiah 43:19
Karen and I were honored a couple Sundays ago to pray for a young man which had come to the altar for prayer. When asked about his need and how he desired to see God move in his life, his answer was so sincere and took boldness on his part to come forward and express his need for deliverance in his life. We took his hands and ushered God’s Throne in agreement that God would lead this young man along the path that He has set before him and that He would fulfill His divine purpose for His life from that day forward.
Just yesterday, he once again came to the altar with such radiance that I thought of Moses after being in God’s presence on Mt. Sinai. When asked how he was doing, he expressed such joy and told me that he had such a great week and that he knew without a doubt that God was working in his life every day and that it was time for him to become the man of God that he was created to be. Hallelujah! To God be the Glory.
The story doesn’t end here though. He also brought a friend which also requested prayer that God would move in their life as well after he had taken the time to be a witness to them. This is what I call God’s Chain of Grace. For when we continue to spread the seed of the Good News of Jesus Christ with others around us, He causes them to take root and grow and become part of the great harvest here on earth.
I’m reading a book right now by pastor Levi Lusco titled, “Though the Eyes of a Lion” which he tells the story of how he and his wife suddenly lost one of their precious daughters, Lenya back in 2012. Something Levi wrote in his book spoke decibels to me. He said “The fingerprints of God are often invisible until you look at them in the rearview mirror”. Immediately I could relate to what he was saying as I’m sure many of you can testify as well. The invisible pathway of God cannot be clearly seen nor does it often even resemble a pathway outside of walking it by faith. For if we could see it, smell it, taste it, touch it, or hear it…it would not be a walk of faith. The apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 5:7 that “We live by believing and not by seeing”. (NLT)
God’s Invisible Pathway is one in which He desires that we completly put our trust in Him knowing that He is causing His divine purpose to be worked out in every situation that He allows in your life. These invisible pathways may disguise themselves in the way of God closing a door at your present or past job, delaying your trip to the supermarket at an extended long red light due to an accident up ahead, closing the door on a bad relationship, I could go on…I hope you get the picture. Point is, God has a unique purpose and timing for everything He does and He is going before you to pave the road ahead of you.
Now I understand this is very difficult to do at times due to our physical senses getting in the way instead of knowing that God has a greater purpose in mind than you or I could ever imagine. (see Ephesians 3:20) But when you come to the place of surrendering everything to Him and not just a few pieces of the puzzle known as your life, I can assure you that your life will never be the same.
All He is asking for is that we trust Him.
It’s up to you. It’s up to me. I choose His Invisible Pathway.
Reflection: What is the Holy Spirit speaking to me right now and how can I apply what He is speaking to me through this word to my life from this day forth?