God Shows Us…Step 5…Process
“Commit your works to the LORD, And your thoughts will be established. The LORD has made all for Himself, Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom. Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Though they join forces, none will go unpunished. In mercy and truth Atonement is provided for iniquity; And by the fear of the LORD one departs from evil. When a man’s ways please the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Better is a little with righteousness, Than vast revenues without justice. A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.”
Proverbs 16:3-9 NKJV
We are now at step five which is the process. We have seen praying, purpose, preparing and planning. Every step matters and it started by us being on our knees before we knew our journey was not about us, but all about Him. This is where commitment to Him is the key in seeing all the steps. When we see how every step matters, we will see it is all for His Glory. This is now where your thoughts will be upon His love. When you allow Him to be Lord of your life there will always be joy in the journey.
God has made us all and yes; He knew we would make mistakes. No surprises to Him, yet we seem surprised at how much we are loved. Amazing isn’t it how much you are loved. Now reflect upon that for a few minutes. Your walk will include hills and valleys as well as bumps and bruises, yet this is part of the process. Yes you are loved through all of these areas of the journey.
Now the importance of you trusting in His process is to keep you from becoming prideful. When you see it is His love flowing through you then you will realize it is His love in you, with you and through you. Pride creeps in when we think we did it or we just overthink it and our process gets in the way. This step is where you begin to see that prayer started this part of your journey and yes you may need to pray at this point again to stay focused on His love.
Pray for complete trust. Trusting in His ways always requires faith. The faith is truly us fearing Him and this in turn reminds us to walk with Him. Now that you have realized you lost focus pray for forgiveness and the Atonement of His grace and mercy that are there for you from a loving Father. So, this will help us to live for Him and understand His process.
With all the steps followed until now this in turn helps us to understand verse 9…A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord plans His steps. We must understand it is all about God’s love for us. He wants us to receive His love, understand His love and share His love. To understand His love, we must stand under His love. Let His love flow and when we do, we will in turn walk in His ways and not ours and walk step by step with Him. These steps are for His Glory and not ours.
So now that we see He has a process in step five, we are now ready for step six and that is producing.