Not By Sight

Dear Ones:

If ever there was a reality that we must come to grips with, it is our limitations.  How much of the spectrum of light do we see?  A very small portion.  Can we SEE a thought or an intention of the heart.   Without the use of modern technology, can we see into the inside of the human body, to see a problem?  When we analyze the matter, our limitations concerning our knowledge of what is around us, and in us, is limited to an extraordinary degree.  Now comes the question of capability.  How limited are we in terms of being able to meet the needs of others, and to respond to the great demands and needs of our generation?  Again, the mountain of limitations rises up to cast a very long and dark shadow over us.  We are SO limited.

This is one reason for which we are instructed in Scripture to “…not lean unto our own understanding.” (Prov. 3:5)  Only God sees and knows all.  It is the wise and meek man who is willing to understand his limitations, and the limitless knowledge and possibilities of God.  God would tell Samuel, when it was a question of choosing a king among the sons of Jesse, “…for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.” (1 Sam. 16:7)  What foolishness it is not to inquire of God concerning that which cannot be seen with the eye.  Even Isaiah writes of the Lord Jesus, and the imperative of the work of the Holy Spirit:   “…And (the Holy Spirit) shall make Him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: AND SHALL NOT JUDGE AFTER THE SIGHT OF HIS EYES, NEITHER REPROVE AFTER THE HEARING OF HIS EARS…” (Is. 11:3)

The great point in all of this is that, if we are to walk by faith, we must give Christ access to every circumstance and consideration.   We are called to abide in Him, “…for without Him we can do nothing.”  Relating all to Him is a choice and a process.  It is never perfectly done this side of heaven, but there are great possibilities by the power of the Spirit.

So, today, let us give access to the King of Glory…let us let Him come into all the aspects of our lives, and lead  us by His Spirit, confirming to us the knowledge of His will by the peace that passes understanding.  He (the Spirit) witnesses to our hearts, in accordance with the Scriptures, of the will of God.  Let us not lean unto our own understanding, but believe Him who sees all, loves us all, and is faithful to us all.

Love, Dad

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