Intimacy and Spiritual Breakthrough

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

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Two words in this passage are especially significant – the words “ways” and “acknowledge.”

The word ‘ways’ means a road, a course or a mode of action. It suggests specific opportunities a person may encounter on a recurring basis. The most common segment of opportunity we experience regularly is each new day. It is as if this passage suggest that in all our ‘days’ we should acknowledge God, and in so doing, he will direct our paths.

The word acknowledge comes from the Hebrew word yada and when translated, it means to know by observation, investigation, reflection or firsthand experience. But the highest level of yada is in direct, intimate contact. This refers to life giving intimacy, as in marriage. Applied to a spiritual context, it suggests an intimacy with God in prayer that conceives and gives birth to blessings and victories. So what the text reveals on the deepest level is this: If in all our ‘days’ we maintain yada (direct intimate contact with God), He promises to direct our paths toward fruitful and successful endeavors.

The word ‘direct’ comes from the Hebrew word yashar (yah-shar) and when translated, it means to be straight, upright, pleasing or good. In this text, it means to make straight and right. So God promises to make our paths straight. Any mathematician will tell you that the quickest way to get from one point to another is a straight line. When we involve God in our endeavors and seek to carry out his will, we will arrive at our place of destiny faster than if we tried to go in our own strength. It’s supernatural! God has a way of making crooked places straight and if it seems like you’ve hit a brick wall or come to a dead end; faint NOT because we have a heavenly Father who specializes in the impossible and makes ways or paths where there is no way or path. How can He do that? Because He IS THE WAY! Be encouraged as you allow the Spirit of God to lead and guide you through life.

 

Source: New Spirit Filled Life Bible

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