There Is Communication ‘From God Toward Man’
Scripture Tells Us In Isaiah 55:8-9
(8) For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. (9) For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isa 55:8-9 KJV
-----From these verses, we understand that God's way and thoughts are not like ours. What He is thinking IE what He wants, His plans, His purpose, His will for His creation and for us in particular are higher then what we are thinking In addition, His “modis operandi”, IE the way He performs His thoughts are not how we operate -----In the Old Testament we find that God’s operates in both direct and indirect ways. 1 God, who at Sundry Times and in Divers Manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hebrews 1:1 (KJV)SUNDRY TIMES = VARIOUS TIMESDIVER MANNERS = DIFFERENT WAYS
Direct Ways. Are usually not mistaken, there is no mystery, we can see it, we can hear it. Our five senses are involved.
Pillar of fire, pillar cloud.
Face-to-face like Moses.
Indirect Ways are not as apparent. It is sometimes said to be an accident, coincidence, chance twist of fate, happenstance.
----It is interesting that the interpretation of the actual events take on a different meaning depending upon the perceived outcome. If the happening results in a positive outcome, we interpret the happening as God’s blessings. If the happening results in a negative outcome, we sometimes interpret the happening as the absence of God. It does not matter that we learn a lessons from the negative outcome.
----- Testimonies are made usually based on a good outcome. God is present because there is a good outcome. We think that God’s Purpose for us Is To Give Us A Good Life. Is that what Scripture tells us?
-----When an outcome is not perceived as good we often ignore or interpret God’s indirect way as pain. When our life is not according to our ways and thoughts(Expectations Or Our Entitlements) we are required that we trust and have an awareness that God is leading you. When circumstances are not what you like or expect you need to trust. The other option is to grumble and complain. For me when I go through periods or seasons where my life it not what I like or expect, I try to remember His past blessings. -----"For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. . . . “
2 Chronicles 16:9a
-----“I will guide you with my eye”. Psalm 32:8c
-----HE looks down, you look up in faith. What is considered an irritation, inconvenience, a delay may be God’s indirect way of forbidding and teaching you a lesson. It also could be God’s Providence pushing you into a location where you can meet people and find resources to meet your need.
Below is a list suggested by Dr. E Cannastraci of 15 Ways God Speaks to Us.