Pulling Back the Curtain: God As He Longs For You to See Him
- Wednesday, June 14, 2006
His answer is clear. You can know God. Jesus is the fullness of deity in bodily form. What you know of Him can be 100 percent accurate. Because of who He is, you can never know all of Him. But all you need to know of Him is in the person of Christ.
What must we do to see God?
How does someone see God? The transformation that occurs in salvation is where it starts, but it doesn’t end there. The best answer to the “what must I do” question is two words: seek Him. God promised through Jeremiah: “You will seek me and find me [and be able to see me],” says God, “when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).
Seeing God is not a laid-back spectator sport. It will require everything in your being, your heart, and your emotions. Your life must say to God, “I want to see you. I long to know you.” But God promises you will find Him if you seek Him. He also promises to give you the Spirit you need in order to know Him, if you ask.
So are you asking? Are you seeking? Are you knocking? Are you praying, “God, I really want to know you?”
No one can take for you the steps you’ll need to take to see God more clearly. You will discover Him because you dug and you cried out. True knowledge of God only comes firsthand. Another person’s best description of God will never compare to knowing Him personally in all His grace and glory. And the amazing fact is that God longs for you to see Him exactly that way.
I’d like to ask you to stop for three minutes, shut your eyes, and think about who God is and what He’s like. Give your heart, soul, and mind an opportunity to consider who made you, who loves you, and who yearns to be seen clearly by you. At the end of the time, talk to Him. Ask Him to reveal Himself to you like never before.
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Chip Ingram is President of Walk Thru the Bible in Atlanta, GA. Walk Thru the Bible (www.walkthru.org) provides you with practical, insightful and topical Biblical resources. We help you to apply God’s Word to your life and equip you to grow spiritually providing local, national and international catalyst events, the Living on the Edge radio ministry, as well as small group curriculum, devotional magazines, books and Bibles.
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