” Let me know your ways, O Lord. Teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me; for you are the God of my salvation. For you (and only you) I wait (expectantly) all day long. ” Psalm 25: 4 – 5. God is always alert to the needs of people and does all that He can. Example: God saw Adam’s need for a wife in Genesis 2.However, when we partake of this divine nature, we too become like that. On the Calvary’s hill, it was not only true that Jesus died for the sins of the world. There Jesus demonstrated the principle of sacrifice by which God does all his work. No one can serve the Lord in any other way. When God wanted to described His love to man. He could compare his love with only one earthly example The love of a mother for her newly born child ( Isaiah 49:15 “Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yes, these may forget, yet I will not forget you! “). The spirit of sacrifice or the way of sacrifice as illustrated in Ephesians 5:2 ( “Walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling fragrance.”).
The divine love – a love that is willing to lay down its life in order to save the one it loves. It has to be given to us by God. The Holy Spirit has come down to flood our hearts with this love Romans 5:5 (“and hope doesn’t disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”); the sacrifice of Mary in Matthew 26:9 (“For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.”) can be deeply appreciated, because love finds meaning in sacrifice 1 John 3:16 (“By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.”). The Holy Spirit presses us toward the realm of grace, where we are transformed into seeing opportunities to love where others see wasteful sacrifice. Instead of the odor of waste, we learn to breathe deeply within God’s bouquet of grace, where like Jesus, we are prepared for burial ready “to be crucified with Christ”, so that ” I no longer live, but Christ lives in me” Matthew 26:12 or Galatians 2:20.
The awareness of God ( that is our call, our supplication: teach me! Lord teach me! ) is designed to improve our understanding of the word and God’s ways as it applies to our lives and built us to “detach” from the controlling and hindering influences of the world and “attached” to the living God through Christ; that we might, through faith and transformed values, experience the sufficiency of our Savior and reach out to a hurting world in need of the Living Christ.