P.S. May this be my e-gift to all this season.
“Teach me what I cannot see.” – Job 34:32
While seeking God for a specific Word during my stroll in the park one night, I received the following impressions on the above Rhema word.
We all have Holy Spirit residing in us, but how many of us so often seek His counsel in every aspect of our daily lives? And how often do we pray such a prayer, “Teach me what I cannot see.”?
We all know that God possesses all-encompassing Wisdom and Higher Knowledge as an infinite Sovereignty. And He sent His Holy Spirit, as a Helper, to reside in each of us. He will teach us all things, and bring to our remembrance all that God said (John 14:26).
Yet, we as finite beings of a fallen nature, living in the natural world, have eyes that only see the physical. In other words, there is limitation to what we can see with our eyes: our own limited abilities and understanding. Sometimes we have our own blind-spots, and can be blind to certain truth. Sometimes we can be so self-focus when we are inward-looking. If we are honest, we live by sight far often than we live by faith. With our inherent weaknesses, it is contrary to reason to teach ourself what is correct and what is true, in such a way our understanding will be very much flawed.
So when we request for someone to teach us, it takes great humility to acknowledge that this person has greater knowledge and understanding, which only God makes the mark. He says in Jeremiah 33:3 ESV, “Call to Me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” Who in the world have such deep insights?
Some of us may reason, “Doesn’t He (God) see everything I do and every step I take?” (Job 31:4 NLT). Yes, God knows every details, but as a loving Father, He doesn’t want to breathe down our neck nor forcefully coerce a confession. We will be willing to learn if we are first convicted and be open to changes. God is willing to teach us. When we seek His Teachings, it will be a life-changing process that will transcend boundaries and empower us supernaturally, relying and depending only on the Living source.
It is now time to reflect- What dull your spiritual senses?
- What do you SEE?
(a) What have veiled your eyes?
(b) Did you fail to see God’s handprints in each details of your life?
(c) Did you overlook His Will for you?
(d) Have you missed His Way?
- What do you HEAR?
(a) What have blocked your ears?
(b) Have you been missing His Voice?
(c) Did you lose that sense of Familiarity in hearing Jesus?
- What do you FEEL?
(a) What have choked your heart?
(b) Are you not able to feel His Presence near?
(c) Are you not able to feel the heartbeat of Jesus?
(d) How is your compassion quotient?
- What do you UNDERSTAND?
(a) What cause your spiritual antenna to be defective?
(b) Have you been spending time in His Word daily?
(c) Have you been living your life with what you have learnt?
(d) How is your relationship with God?
It would be good to pray along with these verses prior to doing our own reflection:
“How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults (Psalm 19:12 NLT). Put me on trial, Lord, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart (Psalm 26:2 NLT). Teach me what I cannot see.” (Job 34:32)