Wednesday, November 14, 2012


   In yesterday’s message, we referenced the declaration of angels regarding the pervasive presence and influence of God in His creation.

    “The whole earth is full of His glory!” (Isaiah 6:3).

     Doubtless, angels see the greatness and goodness of the Lord with far clearer vision than do the eyes of humanity.  Even the most godly among us “see through a glass darkly” (I Corinthians 13:12).   “Awake to righteousness” commanded the Apostle Paul, a mandate that calls us to recognize both fact of God’s dynamic presence, and our tendency to sleep through the glorious display (I Corinthians 15:34).  Thus, we do well to frequently remind each other that “in Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). 

     Our calling involves joining Moses in “seeing Him who is invisible” (Hebrews 11:27).  This we do by faith, that is, we believe in the truth of a universe that teems with the living God.  Then we choose to expect our Heavenly Father’s working to open our eyes for the beholding of glories He prepares just for us.  Finally, we acknowledge His illuminations with thanksgiving expressed to Him, and with testimonies to others, as the Holy Spirit gives opportunity.  The fact of God’s glory becomes the expression of His glorification through us, and life becomes the wonder He means it to be.  “Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (I Corinthians 10:31).

    We are as fish that swim in the ocean that is God.  We miss much of the blessedness.  But we do not have to miss all.  Faith, expectation, appreciation, and the determination to share our discoveries with others prepares our hearts to “see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living” (Psalm 27:13).  Our Father desires such a life for us, and He works incessantly to make it possible and actual.  Let us wake up, and join the Psalmist in his joyful request and expectation…

One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His temple.”
(Psalm 27:4)

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