Don't you ever wish you could see God, even for just a minute? In dreams, I believe I have seen Him but I often just wish, for a moment, I could touch and walk with Him the way Adam and Eve did in the beginning. Unfortunately, we have to wait until we die or He comes back. I guess that's why I love the song, "I can only imagine." It helps me contemplate what I will do when I finally get to see Him.
When you look into the Scripture, you can read about the men and women who experienced the hand of God. Adam walked with Him, Abraham talked to Him, Moses experienced Him, and many had visions, dreams and spiritual moments with God, but only a few really walked with Him. The disciples actually got to eat, walk, talk, and see Christ on a daily basis. The Son of God and yet, even when they had the opportunity, they probably didn't seize on it as much as they should have.
That's how I feel sometimes. I feel as if He is close, and yet, I don't seize the moment and really spend time with Him. I get distracted and I forget. But the truth is, Jesus died so that a part of Him could live within us. We have the ability to be one with Him through the Holy Spirit and even if I can't see Him or touch Him, He lives within me. That's the price He paid for us. We get to have a vital part of His Spirit because He sacrificed for our sins.
It's not every day I contemplate these things but today I do. I am lifting up a friend right now that at every turn has run into nasty, hateful people. These people were supposed to help but because they don't know what to do, no one helps. I keep reminding her, as well as myself, that Jesus will help. My job is to let her know that Jesus is near and even though we can't see Him, He is working behind the scenes for His glory. It's while I am talking to her, praying for and lifting her up, that I wish I could fix this problem. I wish that I could restore her hair and make her all better. But like Job, no one could really help. He was being tested and Christ knew he would be faithful. I know in my heart that Christ will be faithful to my friend. I know that her journey and mission for Him has just begun. My only wish is that He could tell me what to do, face to face, but then, we all know that through prayer; He will speak and I will hear.
I hate that my friend is having to endure all this pain and hardship. However, I am grateful that God, in His infinite wisdom, left us a guide. We have the ability to read His word and pray to Him. We have the ability to look back at His promises and see them fulfilled. We also have the ability to lift our burdens to Him and He, in His timing, will bring resolution.
It would be nice if there weren't any more trials, hardships, hurts or brokenness. However, that's just not the case, so I sit here tonight and realize that I am one of the lucky ones. I have been chosen to be His daughter and to walk with His people. We are all blessed, those of us that come into fellowship with the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings!
Some day I will face my Savior and when I do, I will be on my knees thanking Him for all the moments I thought about how great it would be to sit at His feet. I'm not perfect and I know the day of judgement will come; but it will come, with me knowing that I am with my Lord and Savior. Until that day, I need to remember that even though I can't see Him, He is in me and He is in you, forever.
1 John 4 NIV84:
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.
My prayer today:
O, Lord, how I wonder what it will be like to sit at Your feet and worship You. I wonder what You will look like, how it will feel and will I have done my job well. I pray that I would be faithful today and remember that You are a prayer away. Give each woman and man that reads this blog, wisdom and discernment. Help us to look upon Your beauty and remember that Your sacrifice was for us. Help us to depend on You and to stay in today, for that is all You called us to do. We thank You for Your word that washes over us and for the stories that portray the hearts of men and women through the ages. We call upon Your Holy name to help us through today and to be Your servants. Come to us so that we can minister to Your people. We want to be faithful to You, for You are the air we breathe, the water we thirst for and the sky that covers us. For all You are and for all You will be, thank You Lord for giving us a piece of You. May Your Spirit reign today! In Jesus name, AMEN