November 17, 2023
Sensing and seeing God.
"But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit." 1Co 2:10 NKJV
The Bible says, "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit" (vv. 9-10 NKJV).
The Holy Spirit compensates for our sensory limits by enabling us to conceive things we cannot perceive with our five senses. Think of Him as a sixth sense. That sense must be cultivated, matured, and fine-tuned. And that can only happen when we spend time meditating in the Scriptures and fellowshipping with God in prayer. Until we are awakened by the Holy Spirit, we are unaware of our need for God, of the spiritual warfare that is being waged all around us, and of what God is doing all around us. One night Jacob had a dream in which God appeared to him and said, "I am with you and will keep you wherever you go" (Ge 28:15 NKJV).
When he awakened the next morning, Jacob said, "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it…This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!" (Ge 28:16-17 NKJV).
Jacob went to sleep and woke up in the same place, but he woke up a different person. After his wake-up call, Jacob saw God every place he looked.
Today ask God for a spiritual epiphany. Pray, "Lord, show me what you want me to see, teach me what you want me to know, lead me step-by-step in the path of your perfect will." That's a prayer God will answer!