Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
As a child many of us have used the form of a puzzled called “connect the dots”. These connections are lines that are drawn usually outlining a special design. There are simple ones and then more complex ones. Decidedly they are drawn specifically for the younger ones and the older ones.
I loved the diagonal ones the best using the alphabet. It was easier because the lines were much straighter to put together. The really difficult ones were full of many different curly cues and swirls. Those were very difficult. Many times those puzzles required special instructions to follow. This artwork looked similar to a maze.
When we approach the adulthood in life the “connecting of the dots” can be used as a metaphor. It has an ability to bring one idea to another. We hear this as, “thinking outside the box” or finding a “larger picture”.
As babies in Christ, we start on the milk of His Word. There are many studies prepared for the various ages of our new life in Christ. He designed the lines on our paths. He will allow us to connect the wrong dots. God has given us free choice. When we sin and make those circles around and around, He has already erased all our crooked sins for us. This happens when we ask Jesus to forgive us and come into our hearts. God does need us to acknowledge the mistakes, so He knows we understand what great suffering it took to forgive us. God gave His only begotten son to die on the cross for us. Jesus accomplished this unconditional Love of forgiveness, for the world.
There is a word that is not often used in our vocabulary about this explanation; the word is disambiguation. To break it down, we all know that “dis” means not, and “ambiguous” means unclear; so the easy definition is “not unclear”. In essence it clears things up. I suppose one could say that a definition of something is a form of disambiguation.
There are many forms we could think of inside or outside the “box” for clarity. When speaking, many people who have trouble hearing need to wear a hearing aid to provide clarity. However, when you think of your spiritual self, God uses His Light to open our clarity of His Love for us, through Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. The “illumination” of our faith in Him, suddenly opens that mystery of His Gospel. So the disambiguation to use here and now, is this: Illumination is a Latin word that means to “throw into light”. When we are born again, we are thrown into His Light.
The presence of clarity from God is continuous. We will never be fully educated, or able to understand, His omniscience of making things possible from being impossible.
If you belong to God, He will be “connecting the dots” for you.
James 1:17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from “Above”, and comes down from the Father of Lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”
Do you know who is the perfect gift? His name is Jesus. He will be connecting your dots!