The way of the LORD is not a set of principles. He is a person; a Spirit. His name is Jesus Christ.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
~ John 14:6
The way of God is simply a relationship; your walk with Him. It is fellowshipping with Him, listening to Him, believing Him, trusting Him, obeying Him, waiting patiently for Him. This was how Isaac came; and this is the way of the Lord.
The ways of the Lord are not gotten from the books of this world. They are revealed by the Spirit of the Lord. To learn God’s ways, you need the wisdom of His Spirit. To walk in His ways, you need the grace of His Spirit.
So when you’re praying the prayer, ‘Show me your way oh Lord,’ you’re actually saying to Jesus, ‘reveal yourself to me, become real in my life, become a person that I know, not just a religious concept, not just a religious idea, but a person that I know.’ That’s what you’re saying in that prayer.
“Teach me your way, O LORD,” is a desire for an intimate walk with the Lord; that’s what you’re praying for. You want to move out of the realm of religion into the realm of relationship with the Lord. From my earliest moments as a preacher, I’ve always taught that “the moment your walk with God becomes a bunch of rules and regulations, you have missed it.”
I don’t think of my walk with God as a bunch of rules and regulations. The world is full of rules and regulations, sets of principles, do’s and don’ts, steps and sequences. This world is full of systems and procedures, how to’s and manuals; but our walk with God is a relationship, it’s a very powerful relationship that is based on revelation.
I dare you to disconnect yourself from the realm of religious rules and regulations, and move into the realm of relationships, which is where the way of the Lord is; He’s a person.
And when you understand this, and you know this person intimately, you can see Him moving ahead of you.
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith…”
~ Hebrews 12:2
It’s now all a matter of following, listening to, trusting, and believing in Him.
When the scriptures state that ‘the steps of a righteous man are directed by the LORD,’ it means that this is a relationship – a walk between you and God. You are moving in sync with him; in obedience with him. And that’s how you walk in the ways of the Lord.