A voice of one calling:
“In the wilderness prepare
the way for the LORD;
make straight in the desert
a highway for our God.
Every valley shall be raised up,
every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
the rugged places a plain.” — Isaiah 40:3–4
The book of Isaiah is full of verses that are calling us to repent and to be healed.
Isaiah 40 begins with some of the most well-known words in the Bible: “Comfort, comfort, my people, saith my God.”
Two verses later we read: “A voice of one crying: ‘In the wilderness; prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.’”
Have you ever wondered how to find your way back to God?
When you are in the desert the life-giving waters of God have evaporated into the deathly dryness of the wilderness.
Any time that we turn our backs on God and act in a sinful way, we are creating a barren desert all around us. Void of all of Gods goodness and living water, before long we are empty, dry and alone.
However, being that God is a loving God, he has given us a way of return. It is as if he is standing at the edge of our lives shouting, “Don’t turn away, please make a space for me in your life!”
“Prepare the way!” “Make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”
If you want God to dwell in your life, you must make a way for him to come.
The rocky, cavernous landscape of our lives filled with the impediments and boulders of despair and brokenness can block the path.
If we want to turn our wilderness into a highway that can be traveled quickly and easily to God we must remove the boulders and make a straight path. Bridges must be built over canyons, and the high places must be torn down.
For God to have complete access into our lives, we need to create a straight path.
We must destroy the things that cause us to stray off of the path. Create guardrails that keep us from deviating off the road and causing ourselves to return to the desert.
We need to walk the straight path so that God can work miracles in our lives, and lead us to the springs of living water that never run dry.
If we want to drink of that living water, we need to develop Godly ways, Godly habits, Godly consistency, and practices.
Today, lets make our path a straight one and clear the way for God, and he will be there waiting for you.