It is almost 10 am on a Wednesday and I am still sitting at my table. I have been terribly ill for well over a week, and have seen very little outside of my bedroom or the couch. But today is a new day! I am recovering…awake…not in pain…and breathing deeply today. Hallelujah!
This is the view from my table. All of the windows are open, there is a breeze blowing and the sun is shining. I can see some of my children’s creations on the refrigerator and see God’s creation out the window. What a perfect morning.
As I sit here studying and praying…a question was posed. Our Tuesday small group has just begun a walk through the wilderness with Priscilla Shirer in One in a Million. This is a study I participated in back in 2012 and could not wait to do again. It’s amazing how different my “view” is after just a few years time.
So back to that question…”How does God’s revelation of Himself to Israel differ from how He reveals Himself to us today?”
Well, besides the obvious pillar of fire and cloud- the first thing that came to my mind was Ephesians 1 and a song. Open the eyes of my heart, Lord…I want to see you.
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.
Ah yes, that sweet, sweet Spirit gives us the ability to see with our heart. While God, Himself, doesn’t manifest in a visible form- there is evidence of Him everywhere: In my life, in situations and circumstances, in my marriage and my kids, in answered prayers and in nature. He is VERY present.
Honestly, when I look out my window and feel the breeze and the warmth of the sun…feel the air in my lungs…see my children and how they are growing…hear the birds as they sing and watch the seedlings as they grow…I ask…
How can you NOT see Him?
It sounds like a great morning to count some blessings:
An early morning
Wellness on the horizon
A cool breeze on a warm day
The hole in my screen door…allowing the dog to saunter out to the deck and back at will. (He’s enjoying this weather, too!)
Food in the refrigerator- and the ability to eat and enjoy it this morning
My husband has a job today…and he went to it (18 yrs and counting…thank you Jesus)
Four more weeks of school!