In this critical time of entering into the new coming Renaissance, we must be aware of understanding the ways of God. The book of Hebrews cautions us concerning this aspect of our journey, “Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, ‘They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.’”
The Lord Himself, through the prophet Isaiah, declared how different His ways are: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways.” I have come to the personal conclusion that I cannot understand the ways of God. Yet, I come to know His ways through observation and recognition.
The Apostle Paul mentions one “way of God” that is extremely important to the next Renaissance generation in his letter to the Corinthian church: “For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in His presence.”
This is an ego-wrenching personal insight, and I hope this helps you to be included in the list of God’s selected people just mentioned. In my personal relationship with God through prayer, I see those foolish, weak, base attributes of the group that Paul mentions in myself when I look in the mirror! Of course I am humbled by these observations (and find this extremely difficult to admit).
When it comes to God’s way of choosing of people, it makes me take a second look at those whom I have made relational links with. Normally we would reason that if we’re planning on heading somewhere great, we should make connections only with people who have admirable attributes ~ which is not necessarily the list of people mentioned in Corithians.
The friends that are closest to me are the most treasured people of God. I value their friendship, and our relationships together, as a true treasure box of open wonder.
This spiritual revelation concerning the relationships that will birth the New Renaissance is so exciting and refreshing, because it is not filled with pretense. “The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich and he addeth no sorrow with it.” This Proverb is especially true when it comes to God building your relationships. Allow Him to do it “His way”.