This post is from a devotional book I wrote a while back but I posted it today because it is so much like the battles many of us are going through today. It is a reminder that when our spiritual walk seems more like a spiritual trudge we need to remember who we are trudging with! We walk with an invisible God on an invisible road to an invisible destination! What a totally insane thing it is to live by faith – and yet – God delights in exactly that. The apostle Peter puts this crazy walk of faith in different words,
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory 1 Peter 1:8
If your walk of faith feels like you are wading through mud, remember that God has chosen those times for us to have opportunity to know Him better. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to find a mysterious letter written from the future as happened in the film “The Lake House”? If you haven’t seen the film it has an odd twist of two people from different times who have never met yet through their letters they come to know each other and fall in love. That is in some ways like our own mysterious love letter “The Bible”!
We would love to know more details but by God’s design we are given His word. It is our staircase to heaven. The word of God is a light that shines in our dark place and it is our shelter from the storm. God’s word is a treasure hidden in a field and it is our pearl of greatest price. The more we don’t know or understand the more precious the riches of God’s eternal word become. I don’t understand this plan God has chosen yet by faith I am walking with my invisible God on His invisible road to His invisible destination!
Though I did not write this post to promote this book, ff you would like to order a copy you can find it here _ God bless and have a great week
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Having looked qt your preview I got the impression you seem not to look at the invisible God but at the visible Jesus.
Thanks for reading and asking a great question. The Apostle Philip had the same question. In answer Jesus told him, John 14:9 … don’t you know me, Philip even after I have been with you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father…”
Seeing the invisible God is the mystery of our Christian faith. I do not pretend to know all the answers but my best understanding is that the invisible God has shown us Himself in the person of Christ. According to Colossians 1:15-16 He is the image of the invisible God, the first born of all creation. For by Him all things were created…
Have a blessed day
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As you write correctly “Jesus is the image of the invisible God” which naturally is something totally different as” being God himself”. Therefore we do have to be very careful not to give the wrong impression and not to have people taking Jesus as their god. Like Jesus wanted to show everybody the way to God, we too should let others know that Jesus is the way to God and not to himself.
We may have to agree to disagree. Jesus the Son, The Holy Spirit and the Father are all equally within the Trinity and yet distinct. I do not insist on understanding anything beyond what the Bible tells me about how that works. If you believe otherwise I respect your right to hold to what you believe as the truth. God sees it all and our hearts as well. I am content to know that though He is invisible, I see Him in Christ and He is the God who sees me.
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