HOW MANY WAYS CAN GOD SAY IT? MANY!
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. Psalm 32:8
When one of our children fails to understand an important concept critical to their lives, we try explaining it another way. We’ll pull analogies and real-life stories to serve as examples of the point we’re trying to make. If they still don’t fully understand, we don’t just walk away from them and mutter, “They still don’t get it. I give up. How dense!”
I suspect that you’re like me in that God has you on a journey where you are learning a specific lesson or two over a period of time. The lessons are divinely chosen according to my areas of needed spiritual growth. When God begins to speak, I am not clear as to why I’m being shown this or how it will play out in its entirety. I am burdened with dull eyesight. Over the course of months, even a year or two, the Holy Spirit keeps teaching me the same message but driving the point home through many different means. I meditate on related portions of scripture, then see an effective real life example in another spiritual leader, then watch a stunning example in a movie perhaps, then see that subject explored by some current authors, and so it goes. Each time the Spirit speaks, the subject opens like a flower.
God’s teaching is customized and unique. The many ways He brings it are also uncommon. He does not belittle me when I’m still confused. Oh, the lovingkindness and patience of my Father. I can be sure of this ~ If I am a sincere seeker of truth, and if I don’t understand how something works in the kingdom, I have a patient Rabbi.
In gratitude, Lord, I echo David’s words in the Psalms. You have made me wise because You have been my instructor. In Jesus name, Amen