When you are in relationship with someone, you become very familiar with every aspect of that person. You know their personality and their character, so well, that if someone told you something about that person you’re in relationship with, and it seemed to be contrary to the way that individual would act, you’d maybe say something like, “That doesn’t seem like Bob”. If someone told you that your child said something, and you knew it didn’t sound like him or her, you might firmly and confidently protest, “Oh no, not my child”! A mother or father may find themselves in a crowd of rowdy and rambunctious little children, but if their child all of a sudden cried out, “Mommyyyy…Daddyyyyy”, they would immediately recognize their child’s voice and respond to the need.
You know, something I’ve discovered over the years is that it is no different with God. Being in a close, tight knit relationship with Him, I have come to understand and sense His promptings, and when He is speaking. I’ve heard and immersed myself, consistently in His word, to know what sounds like Him and what doesn’t. I understand His way of delivery and how He operates with me when He wants to deposit or reveal the hidden things. My relationship with Him is so real and intimate, to where I’m able to take heed to instruction coming directly from Him. Friends, this is where God wants us to be with Him. He wants us to know His voice and His ways so well, that our spirit should bear witness or agree with what’s being said and the manner in which it comes across, or to be able to test spirits behind a thing and know, like 1 John 4:1 says, “whether they are of God”. He wants to share things with us that will lead into the paths of righteousness. He wants us to get to the point where we know we’re receiving divine direction from Him, and also to where we can trust Him with His instruction. It’s all in getting to know Him and building that relationship to where you become sound, secure and assured in Him. Your entire existence should be centered on your being in constant fellowship with your Creator.
Let’s take comfort in these words from Psalms 32:8 AMP, “I [the Lord] will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you”. That, alone, is very reassuring, especially when we’re doing our part in seeking Him daily for guidance. He has said that He will counsel, give advice or His opinion as to what we should do concerning our very lives. He is watching our every move, and will check us as to whether we’re right or wrong, in making sure we are in step with His divine purpose and walking into the destiny He so desires for us. He knows just what, when, where and how to keep us along the track of His ultimate leading. It’s not always for us to figure out or to assume, but for us only to trust He has us exactly where He wants us, to get what only He can get to us, however He wants to get it to us. Can we rest today, knowing that God’s got everything all under control? When we can honestly say we’re searching and seeking Him for answers, we can take our hands off of it, knowing that it’s the Lord’s doing, and with His eyes upon us, guiding our every move, we can boldly declare… “Where He leads me, I will follow”.