Just a few weeks ago I preached a sermon entitled “Seeing Him Who Is Invisible.” I want you to know that it is a subject which is very real to me.
I am no different that everyone else. I become frustrated with society’s foibles. I become angry at duplicitous politicians. I become anxious about the future. I become discouraged when I am rejected, or ignored. And I become concerned about the direction of my children and grandchildren.
However, the most debilitating thing I experience is hurt when my actions and words are wrongly attributed to nefarious, or selfish motives.
Such hurt has the potential to completely derail me from the path God has laid out for me. The realization of that potential is sufficient in my life to stir me to once again get alone with “Him Who Is Invisible,” and seek a fresh sense of His presence in my life. Now don’t misunderstand, I fully know, by faith, that He is always near. But the sense of His personal care and provision for me lifts me from the doldrums, and it is as if I’ve had a conversation with Him.
I simply do not understand those whose theology will not allow for two way communication between Holy God and man. There seems to me those around us who believe that God only speaks through His Word. They discount completely the personal leadership of God in our lives, lest they be associated with those who claim to have received “Revelation” from God. I believe that all truth can be misused by false teachers, and such is the case with those who believe God has shown them something “different,” or “new.”
Therefore, I am not afraid to say that God shows me something, or has told me something. I might not have received it verbally, but I know His leadership, and it is as nearly verbal as one can have without it actually being so.
James admonishes Believers to not make plans without finding the will of God in the matter, or at least putting the matter in God’s hands. “If God wills, I will go,” is a clear indication that I should seek His face in all matters.
Because I’ve learned to seek “Him who is invisible,” I can find rest, peace, and hope in spite of whatever is thrown in my path. I wish this for each reader of this article, that you develop a close intimate relationship with God by faith in Jesus Christ, and that He becomes more real to you than any human being.
Remember, He will not give you “new truth,” nor will He contradict Scripture. However, He will be a friend who sticks closer than a brother. He will be a constant and abiding companion who guides you, as you seek to serve Him.