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By Richard Gazowsky
Throughout my life I have always searched internally for the great motivator within myself that would push me to success. At first I found myself motivated by simple fleshly desires such as money, power over others, and the accolades of success, but as I sought God more intensely I began to discover the fallacies in all of these things and realized that there was a greater internal motivator that lyes within us. It was not actually until this last year that I began to gradually realize in a slow methodical process how valuable the internal motivator that God placed within us is and how to constantly keep this motivator activated. What I am talking about is the internal desire within me to do the daily perfect will of God. Wow! This is an amazing internal power that God has placed inside me that can motivate me at levels I have never before realized. The added benefit is at the end of the day the feeling of satisfaction overwhelms me and literally caresses my heart into a blissful sleep. But the aspect that has really caught my attention recently is the mystery that God always includes in His instructions.
God told Isaiah that, “His ways are not like our ways for as high as the heavens are above the earth so are God’s ways above our ways.” In this divine declaration we see the apparent loftiness in the actions of God but at the same time do you see the mystery and suspense that God has included in this lofty declaration. Let me share with you an example. At the end of December, 2013, the Lord spoke to me and said that I was to have a meeting with future students of the renaissance and was to share with them some of the revelations that God has been giving to me. He gave me four instructions:
1. Have breakfast together
2. Share the revelations
3. See a movie
4. Go to lunch
When January came along the Lord spoke to me and said that I have prepared a special movie for you to see on February 1. Two weeks later the Lord spoke to me while I was with my son and my son reminded me about the movie that we were to see. So Sunny looked on his iPhone app to see what movie was going to be released on February 1, and we seen that Tim’s Vameers was coming to the theater, which I wrote about last week in this blog. But now, since we are just a day from the movie’s release we discovered that the movie is going to be released in Los Angeles and will not be coming to San Francisco until February 14. When my staff called me up and informed me of this surprise in the schedule, I felt the peace of God come over me because Jesus spoke these words, “To you it has been given to know the secrets and the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.” I realized that God had a secret and mystery that He was going to do on Saturday, and though we had prepared to see Tim’s Vameers movie, God’s ways are so high that the surprise is going to even shock us. At the writing of this blog I do not know honestly what God has planned for this Saturday’s meeting but that is what is so wonderful about listening to the still small voice of God. I am beginning to understand that He is always got wonderful surprises in store. I have seen this happen time and time again. This morning when Alexis went into the sanctuary of our church, A Place To Meet Jesus, in San Francisco, before she turned on the lights she felt the presence of God hovering in the building, and the Lord spoke to her about His satisfaction with the way things are going. When she called me a few minutes later and told me what she felt in the building I told her that the mystery of God’s kingdom was being set up before us. For the Bible says in Proverbs 25:2, “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter but it is the honor of kings to search a matter out.” God’s glory is found in his concealed mysteries and I am discovering that the greatest joy that I can have as a person is the joy of unwrapping the wonder of God’s mysteries that are laid before me. Anyone who finds them-self on a treasure hunt or a risky adventure is faced with the prospects of looking foolish, vulnerable, and humiliated by the potential lack of success. But the reward of a successful journey has a satisfaction that requires no explanation nor definition, it is what it is – a reward. I have discovered that the greatest reward that I can have as a person is the reward of unveiling the glory of God.