Meditating on the word today as I commute to church, looking at my generation that needs to know Him. For them to know Him, we need to know Him. For them to know Him, I need to know Him. More than just words on a page. More than a gratuitous five minute conversation here and there, or a half hearted look into His word, I need to know Him, who He is, how He thinks, what He wants to do, in order to see His vision come to pass in this hour.
5 For whatwe proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants[c] for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 4:5-6 ESV
I need to allow His light to permeate everything that I am like never before, I need to allow His voice to clear away the remnants of every other god, to clear away the cry of my flesh, so I can know Him. So they can know Him.
So many times as humans, we struggle with being misunderstood, or ignored, or feelings of worthlessness, many times life seems to overemphasis our obscurity in the grand scheme of things, but when we look into His word and allow His piercing truth to penetrate our muddled mentality, we discover that we are important, we are heard, we are understood; He is not disgusted with our humanity, He made us, and He came to save us from our blurry vision. He has a plan. His plan is good. To give us future. Hope.
Like Adam and Eve before us, the knowledge of our imperfection tends to drive us away from God, but the fact remains, He wants to know us, He wants to have a relationship with us, He wants to so transform and liberate us that everyone around us will marvel that He made THIS out of THAT. He wants to restore the original beauty of His creation everyday as we walk with Him, and display to the world the wonder of His design in us.
So the question that we face today is not whether God actually cares about you and me, but whether I care enough about Him to answer His call to know Him, whether His word is important enough for us to lay aside our ever-busy schedules to search out His master plan for our lives. The keys to the revival we so urgently seek are found in every generation in His presence, Moses found them, Isaiah found them, we can find them, they are there, just waiting to be discovered, like hidden treasures. But we must make a choice, I must make a choice, to know Him.
As ever before He is still in the business of making something out of nothing, of calling light out of darkness, of bringing light out of obscurity, and letting that light be shone through you and me. We have this treasure in earthen vessels.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16 KJV