God wants us to be conformed, not to our will, but to His Will. David did the wrong thing with the ark, that's why Uzzah died. We cannot get used to God. We must walk in fear and respect. "In him God chose us before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him" (Ephesians 1:4) This is God's desire.
The Word of God can never be changed, it always remains the truth. He is the Eternal One who does not change. When He speaks, He knows the content and the reason for what has been declared. "...as of a lamb without blemish and without spot, predestined before the foundation of the world" (1 Peter 1:19-20) "In Him God has chosen us before the foundation of the world" (Ephesians 1:4) God is therefore omniscient, everything is in Him. Before everything was, God had already seen you there.
If the Lord did not lead us, where would we be today? "Lord, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way? Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:5-6) We must walk this path to be in the right direction. Let us not be on a path that we think is good and in the end be lost. "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. (Romans 8:14) Let us be obedient to the Word of God.
The people of Israel were in bondage for years and years. God had made the promise to their father Abraham. They came out of Egypt by the mighty hand of God. They have truly seen the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob at work. He is their God. God does the same thing with us. He is our God and He works. We never lose heart. He is not a historical God but He is real.
Every day brings its own set of difficulties, but we have a Comforter who takes care of us. "God is a refuge and a help to us, a help that never fails in trouble. (Psalm 46:1) Sometimes we feel like He doesn't hear, but that is just an impression, God does hear. "And behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." (Matthew 28:20) Even in difficult times, we need to be reassured, God is watching.
"...I will build my church" (Matthew 16:18) If He builds His church then He takes care of it. He is Faithful, which means that if He says something, He always does it. God watches over His Word. He doesn't do it for us but for his glory. "For the Scripture said to Pharaoh, "I have raised you up on purpose to show my power in you, and that my name may be made known throughout the whole earth. (Romans 9:17)
"Watch therefore, since you know neither the day nor the hour." (Matthew 25:13) The breath of life can leave us at any moment, so we must be ready. God knows us and speaks to us. "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion." (Hebrews 3:15)
"For whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How then shall they call upon him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear of him, if there be no one to preach? And how shall there be preachers, if they are not sent? (Romans 10:13-15) God is concerned that His people may understand and know Him.
We must realize that God has done something in our lives. To this day, He continues to call. "My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27) If He has called you by name, it is because He knows you. He had to arrange things for you. There are never chances because "The Lord has made everything for a purpose, Even the wicked for the day of trouble." (Proverbs 16:4)
"Simon told how God first looked upon the Gentiles to choose from among them a people to bear his name. (Acts 15:14) He looked away from His chosen people to the nations. This is the Grace of God. When it becomes repetitive and habitual, it becomes a danger to you. But when you realize what God has done for you, then you are grateful.
Noah knew that the future would not be better because he knew what God had planned to do. But the world did not pay attention and they continued in their wickedness. "But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord." (Genesis 6:8) We, too, have found favor in God's eyes in this time. May we bear the reproach of Christ!
In this Age of Laodicea, our God is not much loved because He is at the door and He knocks. "If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with me. (Revelation 3:20) God help us to be aware of our commitment. We are not here to play. We come to the House of Correction to teach us, to rebuke us, to lead us in the way of truth.
God shapes us in his way to teach us. Since the creation, God already had his program and he placed everything. Everything is under God's control, there can be no chance. He is the Most High, the Almighty, nothing can escape Him. "I consider that the sufferings of this present time cannot be compared with the glory to come that will be revealed for us." (Romans 8: 18) There is nothing that can detach you from this God.
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) So we are at peace, we who believe in Him. He cannot change. What He has done in the past, He is still doing today, so we are sure to get what He has promised us. He is the rewarder of faith. With Him everything becomes possible.
We have testimonies throughout the Bible that prove the truth of what God has said. Doubt cannot even enter our minds. It is in our age that God will complete what He has begun. We are called to play a very important role. God has already prepared us for this so that we will have an unshakeable faith.
He is our guide, our comforter, our counselor. May we give ourselves more to Him. "I have taken your word into my heart, that I may not sin against you. (Psalm 119:11) God is Good in all that He does, He is wisdom. He is also a support and a help in times of trouble.