Thursday, January 14, 2010

Today's Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE
“My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.”
Job 42:5

TODAY’S THOUGHT
It is so easy to walk in our Christian experience and really believe that we know God. We are like a baseball fanatic. You know the kind. He can tell you everything about a certain player. He can quote their batting average, number of homers, lifetime RBI’s. He knows where they played college ball, the names of his wife and children. He even has an autographed baseball. Yet he has never met the player. Never went to his house, sat with him at dinner or even had a discussion. Everything he knows is from reading or listening to commentators. Now don’t get me wrong, there is passion! Chances are he will fight you if you say something derogatory about the player. There is passion but it is based on admiration not friendship.

Job came to a place where everything he thought he knew about God seemed empty and vain. And then He met God. Job knew all about God, He “worshipped” God, He even lived the way he thought God wanted him to; but when he saw God, all that changed. Knowing God in a personal and intimate way changes everything. And the beauty is this: God created each of us with the ability to know Him. He has equipped us with the Holy Spirit who is to teach us all things and bring us into intimate fellowship with Him. But the choice is yours. You can choose to spend time with God and ask Him to reveal Himself to you or you can continue to “know” about Him. Cry out to God today and ask Him to open your eyes like He did Job’s and you will be able to say, “My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.”

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, sometimes I feel so very, very phony inside. I talk about You, I read about You, I pray to You, but I don’t seem to see You. Today, Lord, help me to be conscious of Your presence. Father, speak to me. Help the eyes of my heart to see You. I want to know You in a deeper and more personal way. I pause now Lord, fill me with Your Holy Spirit, reveal Yourself to me. Thank you Lord for Your reality. I love You Lord with all my heart. In Jesus Name ~Amen.

~Tamara