Today’s Word: ‘Familiar’ as in… when we know God’s ways, when we are familiar with God’s ways we know them deep down. We know them “with our eyes closed.”
Here’s the good news right off the bat: God fills us with wisdom to lead, guide and direct us in our lives. Have you ever been lost? Have you ever been someplace that was really unfamiliar to you? If you have, then you might know what it’s like to find your way back to more familiar surroundings.
Let’s try this: starting at one end of your house, walk to the other end of your house using some familiar route. Why is this so easy? It’s because you know the way. You’re familiar with the route. Now go back to the starting point and put on a blindfold.
Now walk the same route again, but notice what you do differently. You walk more slowly. You have to be more careful, more intentional. You use your imagination more; you imagine where you are. You imagine where you’re going. You run into things. You get disoriented. You get lost.
Let’s take a look at Psalm 86:11-12.
“Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart to revere your name. I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.”
When we know God’s ways—when we are familiar with God’s ways we know them deep down. We know them “with our eyes closed.”
Now go back and walk the same route again with your eyes wide open. As you walk the route through your home, read verses 11 and 12 once again. Think about how God has led you to this point in your life. Consider the ways that God might be leading you in some new, unfamiliar directions. You can trust God to show you the way!
When we know God’s ways, when we are familiar with God’s ways we know them deep down. We know them “with our eyes closed.”