Psalm 103 is one of my favorite psalms in scripture, but unfortunately, we concentrate so much on verse one to four and ignore verse 7. It says “He [God] made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel: God made known his ways to Moses but to the children of Israel, they were treated to his miraculous acts alone.
In our modern day gospel, and when you listen to many church adverts, the message is “Come for your miracle today, come for healing! Come for this financial blessings- and their finishing line is always, ”you will never be the same again? That’s a statement that true but also can be alie in itself. Many people get the miracles and remain to live the old life of sin and frustration, but when you know God’s ways, you are transformed to his image, purified within and glowing with his beauty and grace.
What a sorry state we are in as the church of Jesus. We are doing ours-elf no good with our pa-suit of miracles. Yes it’s nice when you see a miracle to demonstrate God power in our midst but, it’s better when after the miracle, you pa-sue to know the real God and desire to walk in his ways. I was listening to an old man who gave me a history of someone God lifted up from being crippled, and he walked straight and tall again. In his old age, when I got to hear what God had done to him in the early fifties, I wondered, “then why didn’t this man commit himself to God for life? He was just a normal, with little testimony of what God had done in his life. It’s such stories that made me wonder-surely, indeed God made known his ways to Moses that miracles came out automatically,but his greatest goal was God and his ways.The bible speaks again about Enock-who walked with God that he was taken by God to heaven without dearth…You know God’s ways by reading scripture and drawing yourself close to him in prayer.
Moses in the bible is the most unique person, just as Enock was. Even after God used him to do great miracles in his name, he never lifted himself with pride to think i have arrived? In exodus, he told God, You have said, ‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’ If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.” The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?” And the LORD said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.” Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.” And the LORD said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. But,” he said, “You cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” Then the LORD said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.” [Exodus 33:12-23]
Paul the Apostle, when praying for the church said,” for this reason, I kneel before the father from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that he may strengthen you with power through faith. Being rooted and established in love, that you may have power, together with all holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high the love of Christ together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Ephesians 3:14-21.
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