"..Yet in My Flesh I Will See GOD" [Job. 19.26]

Monday, June 14, 2010

See God Now!

There's a future time of seeing God. But nonetheless, we should see God now--or we won't see him at all in the future. Whether we see him then depends on whether we see him now.

It's something like the sowing principle. What small thing you have now ascertains what you will have and reap in the future. It's not a desire to "want to see God someday;" It's seeing him now. God should be so real in your life right now. He is not just a future or past God--he is very much a present God. A "now" God. In him we move, and talk, and perceive, and understand, and have our being. 

The disciples asked Jesus: "Show us the Father." They thought God was still to be seen. To see God now is very important--or you miss all the glory moments. So Jesus answered something like, "You mean, you've been seeing me and yet you still ask to see God?" Sometimes, it's possible to see and yet not see. You drown in all the busy activities and miss seeing God right under your nose.

The awesomeness you imagine God to have when you face him in heaven should be the very same awesomeness you see in him right now--each moment, everyday! And that awesomeness should be increasing each day--otherwise, there isn't any hope of seeing him in the offing. 

Not to see God now means allowing oneself troubles--perhaps troubles in work, home, church, etc.--and failing to see it all--especially God. Thus, "Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me." If you don't see God now, it only means you have nothing but heart woes. Seeing God makes you do as Jesus had done. You relax and do only what Jesus did. 

See God now--and be delivered from man's church activities.