Day 8 - PLAIN AND CLEAR

Proverbs 8:9 My words are plain to anyone with understanding, clear to those with knowledge.


I grew up out in the middle of nowhere Southwest Kansas. Now, you may be thinking, “Why do I need to know that?” Well, you don’t. Well, not really. Except for that I’ll use it to make a point in a second.


So, I grew up out in southwest Kansas, and trust me when I say, “out in the middle of nowhere.” There’s really not much out there except dirt, cows, wheat fields, and not a tree to be found. It’s one of those places you can literally give directions by the tree. “Go about three miles to the tree and turn right.” And everyone knows what you mean.


But probably the worst thing about where I grew up was the wind. That wind out there is vicious! Man, I don’t miss that. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, do you remember learning about the dust bowls that swept across parts of our nation in the 1930s? Due to poor farming practices the earth became so eroded that the wind would literally pick the dirt up, causing these walls of dirt hundreds of feet tall to come sweeping across the country. Yeah, that’s where I grew up.


I remember one day the wind was blowing so bad that it had kicked up so much dust I literally couldn’t see the town I was driving in. It was wild and honestly a little frustrating.


Have you ever felt that way before when it comes to your relationship with God? You know something is there but you just can’t see it? Maybe you sense God has a plan for your life but you not quite sure what it is? Or you might sense that there’s a big change coming, but you can’t quite put your finger on it. Those moments of sensing but not seeing can be frustrating moments.


But thankfully, God never intended to leave us in the dark. Yes, there may be times where He reveals a little at a time but He’s not trying to keep secrets from us. Like this scripture says, His words are “plain” and “clear”.


Allow me to show you another scripture to prove it:


“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.” But it was to us that God revealed these things by His Spirit.

-1 Corinthians 2:9-10


What I want you to realize is that God is in the revealing business. Yes things may be hidden at times and He wants us to “walk by faith and not by sight”, but if we will keep taking steps of faith and seeking His face, He will continue to make His will “plain and clear”.


PRAYER

Father, I thank you today that you are not withholding your will from me. I’m so thankful that you are a revealer, not a withholder. I purpose in my heart to seek your face and take steps of faith. And as I do, I believe you’ll make your will plain and clear. I receive it now, in Jesus’ name!

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