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Taking Time To See God

By Don Loftis | 03.20.13

Have you ever read a news account of an event of which you were an eye witness?  If so, you probably thought the report was shallow and quite possibly riddled with inaccuracies.  Why?  An eye witness observes things first hand, while a reporter simply collects information.  It is very difficult to beat the insight of the person who actually saw the event.

At the end of the book of Job, God reveals Himself to this man who had suffered such great losses.  While God does not answer all of Job’s questions, He does expose Job to divine wisdom.  Job’s response in 42:5-6 was, “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; but now my eye sees You; therefore I retract, and I repent in dust and ashes.”

In the midst of our hectic lives, we need to slow down and see God.  He is there all the time, but we often rush by Him, never really seeing Him.  He is there in the blessings and providential care of our daily lives.  He is there in the beauties and power of nature.  We can see Him in the Scriptures and in the answers to our prayers.  Lives transformed from sin and addiction speak to God’s presence in our midst.

Paul reminded the Athenians that they lived and moved and had their being in God (Acts 17:28).  The psalmist spoke of the truth of God’s abiding presence being so real, that no man could never hide from Him (Psalm 139).  The more we can see God and genuinely experience His presence, the deeper our love and devotion for Him will be.  Hearing sermons about God is great, but seeing Him at work in our lives is even greater.

 


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