Tuesday, March 8, 2016

“To See the Unseen”

  "To See the Unseen"   
   The physical universe consists of multiplied trillions upon trillions of atomic and sub-atomic physical realities we cannot see, hear, or touch in the direct sense.  These objects affect everything we do during our earthly lives despite our inability to perceive their existence and effect.

    "We walk by faith, not by sight" (II Corinthians 5:7).
    "The invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and godhead" (Romans 1:20).

    If our outward lives flow upon an unseen river, and if "the things that are made" reveal God's power and being, we should expect our inward experience to coincide.  It does. Every matter of the heart proceeds from our determination to believe or disbelieve the invisible reality in which "we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28).  From the most ardent believer to the most strident unbeliever, God comprises the great fact of every human being's existence.  Thus, what we think about Him, or what we don't think about Him governs every aspect of our experience.

    "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusteth in Thee" (Isaiah 26:3).
    "The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts" (Psalm 10:4).

    Peace results from reality, God's reality, and our response of faith to the great fact of our existence.  Turmoil results from the pride of not keeping God in our thoughts despite the fact that we live in Him.  Little wonder that Solomon declared, "As he thinketh in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7).  Thus, the born again believer sets forth day by day on a journey into the light of God as revealed by His Word, His Spirit, His church, and His creation.  We seek to fill our hearts and minds with Truth in order that we might increasingly realize and respond to the Truth in which we live.  Nothing changes the great and unseen fact that we "live and move and have our being" in the unseen environment of God.  That which changes is our awareness and experience, based upon our determination to "endure, as seeing Him who is invisible" (Hebrews 11:27).  This moment affords such opportunity, and let us open the eyes of our heart to see the Unseen, and to glory in the peace such vision of faith instills…

"They looked unto Him and were lightened."
(Psalm 34:5)

Weekly Memory Verse
    His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.
(II Peter 1:3)

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