As you come to know me more and more, over the course of time you will also come to understand my ways more and more. You will not learn my ways as if to decipher a formula from which I operate, for I do not operate by these kinds of methods. Instead you will learn to recognize my signature and my fingerprint. You will learn to recognize my activity and involvement, particularly in your personal life as you discern what I have set before you and given you (1).
And though there will still be an element of the unknown, an element of mystery, you will come to appreciate not only who I am, but also what I have done, and what I am doing this very moment. For you will see my hand at work in your life, and will appreciate where you have come from. You will see the direction in which I have moved you, and will have eager anticipation with what lies in store for you in the future. And though you do not see it all, do not possess all the knowledge or understanding, do not quite see every single little detail completely, you will see enough. You will see enough to know, enough to be comforted, enough be certain, and enough to carry hope and enthusiasm in your heart for today as you move forward in response to my guidance.
So allow me to speak to you and reveal these things to you. For you will by no means waste time as we convene in our fellowship together. You will by no means waste time as I sing my songs to your heart, and fascinate the primitive, unconscious parts of your humanity. For I will speak to you, but I will also move you – and move you in ways that are beyond definition, understanding, and explanation.
As you sit with me and allow yourself to be influenced by not only my words, but also by my spirit and my presence, I will shape you and change you in no small manner, and will do so in immeasurable and perplexing ways. For I will stir you beyond the surface level, and speak to the core of who you are. I will stir the animal and the carnal natures within you, and will move your heart in ways you cannot explain or understand (2).
I will interact with you not merely through your intellect, but also through the other capacities and dimensions of your humanity – the ones you are not fully aware of, the ones you deny, or ignore. I will speak to your core, and will stir your inner-most being, the being below the surface, below your consciousness, and will activate and awaken you in new realms, in new regards, and will do so gently, but deliberately (3)!
For I know you better than you know yourself. I have created you, and have fashioned you in every single little detail. I can speak to you and call out these aspects of who you are, even though you do not know them fully, or understand them fully. Do not resist the move of my spirit in your life. Even though I will create chaos, havoc, and turmoil as a byproduct of transition, my spirit will cause you to discard debris, embrace truth, and adopt necessary changes needed to spawn new life, and innovative growth (4).
(1) Isaiah 55:8-9 (2) 2 Corinthians 3:18, Psalm 84:2 (3) John 7:38 (4) Luke 12:7, Matthew 10:30