Monday, June 9, 2008

How Bad you you want to see Him?

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears,[we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:1-2 NIV)

While talking with a friend of mine, she shared with me that her 5 year old daughter cried in the back seat of her car because she wanted to know why she couldn't’t see God. As she told the story, my heart was filled with joy. I was happy because this child earnestly, eagerly sought to see the face of God. She was sad at the thought of searching for him and not finding him. I thought of all the years I spent running from him knowing he was there all the time.

As adults, we too should desire to see the face the face of God just as my friend’s daughter sought him in the car that day. What is the difference between this 5 year old and most adults? She humbly, wholeheartedly sought God for who He is and not what He can do. She did not doubt His existence or power because she couldn't’t see Him – she simply wanted to see him as He is.

The bible tells us that we are all God’s children and we too shall one day see Him as He is. However, we cannot see Him if we do not look for Him and whoever looks for Him is sure to find him. Maybe today you need more faith, finances, or freedom. Maybe you simply want to see God as He is. God promised to reward us if we diligently seek after Him. Are you, like my friend’s daughter and want to see the face of God? Spend some time with him talking to Him and listening to Him. Look for Him to see Him as He is and not for what He can do because we know that he can do anything. Live for Him and you will see him as He is one day. How badly do you really want to see Him?

Shanita Waters
Author of By His Stripes We Are Healed

1 comment:

GOD'S LADIE said...

I long to see HIM! I can't wait! I seek HIM and worship HIM not like I should, but I know I am nothing without HIM. I thirst after HIM after not spending the time that I should with HIM. Thanks for the blessed word.