Where have you seen God at work lately? He is not an absentee landlord who created the world and set things in motion and sits in heaven letting us do the best we can down here in this world. God is alive, He is active and He is involved in the lives of His children. He reveals Himself in several ways if our eyes are open to see Him. We need to pray that our Lord would open the eyes of our heart that we may see Him.
We can see Him in our worship. As we exalt Him in song and the proclaiming of His greatness and glories we can get a clearer picture of Him. We can also see Him in the Word. When we read and study the scriptures we see an inspired picture of how God has revealed Himself. God speaks to us through His Word. He molds our character, He directs our path, and He changes our behavior through His Word. We can also see God as He works in people’s lives. When God saves a soul, calls a prodigal back home, changes our behavior, and answers our prayers we see Him in a new and fresh way.
As a pastor of a church I have a wonderful privilege of witnessing God sightings on a weekly basis. I have seen God show Himself in the indescribable peace in a terminally ill saint. I have seen God show Himself in a powerful conviction of a believer about to go off the deep end in sinful behavior. I have seen God in radically changed lives, in supernatural provision of needs and in unexplained answers to prayer.
The worship chorus says: “open the eyes of my heart Lord, open the eyes of my heart, I want to see you”. Is that the longing in your soul today? Do you want to witness first hand “God sightings”? Acts 17:27 tells us: “That they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us”. He is there, just open your eyes.
Pastor Stultz has been writing this weekly devotional for many years. In 2009, he published a compilation of devotionals in book form, also called Moments of Meditation