Obviously, God must reign supreme in your life. Above all others, above all possessions, above all interests, above offices and organizations. Yet, the Author of all creation desires a closer relationship with you than you ever dreamed possible! Yet, you may be asking yourself, “How do I draw closer to God?”
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
And in Psalm 37:4, it reads,
“Delight yourself in the LORD;
And He will give you the desires of your heart “
So, if you are delighting yourself in the Lord and trusting Him with all your heart, it only stands to reason that the desires of your heart are, in fact, being met! When doing His Will, and knowing Him better, gives you great joy, then we can rejoice in knowing that our lives, our hearts and actions are aligned with the center of His will.
Suffice it to say, I personally think the aspect of “Making our paths straight” has some deeper implications than many will give it; Straighter does not always mean easier. And, not many want to accept this. Yet, the shortest distance between any two points is a straight line, and sometimes that straight line leads over mountains and through valleys. All too often, staring down a straight line leads to a “vanishing point,” beyond which we can see no further. Yes, sometimes a straight line is hard, but He is there, leading us on that way. He knows what we can or cannot handle, He knows where He is leading us, and this is where our faith is tested at its highest level.
By “Walking Closer” we keep God in sight. And God has promised ;
Joshua 1:5 “No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you. “ (also found in Hebrews 13:5 & Deut. 31:6 )