When God says, “My ways are not your ways,” it is a revelation that very few really intelligent people have been privileged to see ~ or at least have had the humility to recognize God’s help in their activities. The reason I begin my observations with this statement is because God is so willing to allow anyone to steal His glory, without ever stopping or even hinting that He knows the intentions of their heart.
This is His great wisdom. Of course all of this unseen truth will be later exposed and shouted from the housetop as history records the events. But the real beauty is to see this incredible wisdom of God (which is so special that only the person right next to the miracle can actually observe it), and its full glory.
Now I want to share with you the experience of seeing God’s full glory first hand, and why I recognize it is His genius. Everything I work for intellectually, and also using my upmost skills, is to do something pleasing to the Lord. But what happens when God tells me to do absolutely nothing?
This kind of test was so great upon my intellectual development, that I literally prayed for 10 hours a day just to calm myself and still continue to do nothing. While I was just standing there, I was watching the situation around me get worse and worse, in levels of attacks and reasonings that were constantly stacking up against my forced lack of rationalizing activity.
Suddenly I found myself resorting to the mental simplicity of a little child and trusting in what my heavenly Father said ~ and in nothing else but what He said. This is the genius of the “simple”. What amazes me is as things become more complex around me (and absurdly ridiculous and unbelievable), the more simple becomes my belief that things actually are “possible”. It was at this incredible intellectual apocalypse that I stood there amazed at the Lord’s genius ~ which was displayed with such absolute perfection of wisdom.
The amazing conclusion I get out of this whole experience, is that the God of the universe (who has created the galaxies and all the wonders of outer space) constantly confounds scientists with every new revelation. This God is not teaching us His ways through complexities, but is instructing us through simplicity ~ in the most elegant simple way that even a child can understand.
Your miracle, the huge breakthrough that you’ve been waiting for, is found in simple obedience to His word. And usually He just wants you to do “nothing”.