Is 40v3-5 “Listen! It’s the voice of someone shouting, ‘clear the way through the wilderness for the Lord! Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God! Fill in the valleys, and level the mountains and the hills. Straighten the curves, and smooth out the rough places. Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed and all people will see it, together. The Lord has spoken.”
v9 “Your God is coming!...”
What wilderness is there that God wants me to clear so there’s a ‘straight path’ for him in my life? If I'm honest, some of the wilderness is filled with lies, deception, fear, shame, excuses... I don’t want these things cluttering up my life anymore.
What about you? Are there things hindering God from working in your life? From speaking to you more clearly?
When rough places are made smooth – then God’s glory will be revealed and all people will see it.
When we rid our lives of sin, give God our hurts and fears, his glory is made manifest. When lives that were once cluttered with shame and doubt or with excuses are clear and free of these things, people notice. God moves. Changes are evident. There is joy where there once was sadness. There is love and freedom where there was hurt and bondage.
The wonderful thing is that God can help us clear that path through the wilderness in our lives and make a straight path for him to work. We don't have to do this on our own.
Take some time today - this week - to see what things are cluttering up your life, your heart, and hindering God from working and speaking more clearly in your life. Clear them out. Hand them over to Him.