I Want To See You, Lord
You can see in the dark. You really can.
This is something very important I have recently learned in my journey of faith with the Lord. Something new and fresh for the renewing of my mind.
While I was writing Walk On Water Faith, I learned from Peter in a powerful way how important it is to get out of the boat, walk on the water with my faith, fix my eyes on Jesus, and not look at the storm. And God has taught this outside the boat mentality to me over and over in the last three years through some extraordinary events in my life’s little university of suffering. But I guess it was not completely sinking in to the depths of my heart.
So on one recent morning, I was having a conversation with the Lord about how difficult it is walking on water with my faith outside the boat.
You have no physical future sight. You have no apparent visible means of support.
It is more than uncomfortable. It can be terrifying.
So I was telling the Lord how I really needed some “sight.”
Of course, I know according to 2 Corinthians 5:7 that “we walk by faith not by sight.”
But, I said to the Lord, “I want to see You. I need to see You.”
Immediately the prayer of Moses came to my mind from Exodus 33 —
I believe that when Scripture comes to our mind we are experiencing the wonderful ministry of the Holy Spirit at work in us, teaching us and transforming us.
I realized that my prayer was the same kind of desire expressed by Moses.
Let me know Your ways Lord. Let me see You in a new and life-changing way.
And then the Lord taught me something very powerful.
He showed me that I was wrong in my assumption that there is no visibility outside the boat. There is plenty of sight available for me. However, I need to look with spiritual eyes and gaze in the right direction at the proper landscape.
I need to walk across the vast terrain of the Bible.
Plain and simple.
He has given us more than enough to look at if we will only open the pages of our Bible.
There we will see as we have never seen before.
We will see the real truth. And when we know the truth, the truth will make us free (John 8:32).
As I was talking with the Lord about this sight we really have, my mind was flooded with all kinds of promises that I knew by heart from the Bible.
- God is always with me. He promises, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you” (Hebrews 13:5 NLT).
- God will provide for me. He promises, “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19 NLT).
- God will help me. He promises, “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with My victorious right hand” (Isaiah 41:10 NLT).
- God has a plan for me. He promises, “The LORD will work out His plans for my life — for Your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever” (Psalm 138:8 NLT).
- God has a place for me. He promises, “I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:2-3).
Now that’s true vision possible even in the darkness of any trial. It’s sight for times when you may not understand.
No wonder we are encouraged to “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5).
That’s why Paul prayed such a great prayer for those in the church at Ephesus —
I walked out in the desert just before sunrise. I had my Nikon D810 with me and I hoped to capture the beauty of the glow that was beginning to appear. And though it was dark outside, my eyes adjusted to the surroundings, and I was able to see because the light of the sun was casting a brightness from behind the mountains. And the sensor of my camera was able to pick up even more of the beauty out there in the darkness.
When we look with our spiritual eyes through the eternal perspective that God gives us in His Word, the Spirit of God will show us the real truth and give us light to see. And then you will discover that yes, you really can see in the dark.
So today, dear friend, if you need to see and gain understanding and insight in life, grab your Bible and spend some quiet time with your Lord. And pray the prayer of Moses, “Let me know Your ways that I may know You” (Exodus 33:13). Then get ready to see your Lord as you have never seen Him before!
♥ Blessings and Grace to You!
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