When You See Him

When You See Him

So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” The blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road. Mark 10:51-52
And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matt. 2:11
Can you ever see the Lord and not totally follow Him?
There is something about coming in contact with the Lord Jesus, and beholding His countenance. There is something about truly coming to the knowledge of His Person that makes you bow down and worship Him for who He is.
Sadly, when we talk about worship, we mostly limit it to singing certain slow songs during Church services, and when we are asked why we worship, we just say “God demands it from us.”
However, worship is deeper than singing slow religious songs during and after service hours. And like the adage says, when the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable.
Worship starts with God and ends with God, and the ability to worship God in Spirit and truth is found in understanding His Person – particularly, His Love nature. As the scripture says “We love Him because He first loved us” 1John 4:19
The truth is, if we knew the grace of God, His infinite mercy and faithfulness towards us, that while we were yet sinners doomed for destruction He loved us, in our filthiness, He had compassion on us and sent His Son to rescue us from the ‘no-good’ life, if we really knew the depth of this, we would worship God without being taught so! Beloved, the spirit of worship is a gift of grace!
What is worship?
In my book, “Wisdom Bag for Christian Maturity” I defined worship as an act of genuine continual expression of gratitude unto the Lord on a day to day basis, due to His unfailing mercies and grace that we see. It is a deliberate reaction of thanksgiving, adoration, love and reverence from our heart unto the Lord Jesus in our thoughts, words, and actions because of who He is, and because of His love for us. Worship is more than singing songs, worship is a lifestyle.
You see, I am not worshipping God because I’m compelled to; I am worshipping God because in truth, I am a recipient of His grace and tender mercies, and I can’t but thank Him for everything, for He has been good!
I strongly believe our reasons for worshipping God should have depth! The deeper we know Him, the higher we ascend in living a life of worship for His glory. Our eyes of understanding must be popped open with the light of the knowledge of His love and existence, such that we are aware of who He is as our Father, and so be able to reach within and worship Him in that light. This is what gives birth to a heartfelt worship that is done in Spirit and truth!
Two things are important in the life of a worshiper for an effective communion with God. They are; the word and the Spirit.
As worshipers, we need the word of God. This is because in it are written God’s everlasting promises, and everything there is to know about God’s character, power and purpose. The Bible is God’s love letter to His children that plainly reveals who He is. Thank God for the promises, but we also need to spend time finding God in His word.
“…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.” Eph.1:17-23
When we come to the knowledge of who He is, what Jesus did on the cross, the life He gave, the blood He shed, the love He gave to you and I, and God’s utmost compassion that saved us from the “no good” life, and brought us into His Kingdom as sons and joint heirs with Christ, when we come to the knowledge of the truth that He recreated us in Christ Jesus to live a life of perpetual praise, peace and victory, when we know that He forgives our sins, and daily loads us with benefits… we will understand His mercy, and willingly give our all to Him in total worship!
The Holy Spirit can also enlighten our eyes of understanding by giving us visions of God, just like the vision God gave to Isaiah in the year that King Uzziah died.
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: ” Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!” Isaiah 6:1-3
More so, the universe speaks of the wonders of God. The proof of God is everywhere, within and without… God is absolutely not without a proof of His existence. Nature declares it, even as it is so real in the realm of the Spirit. But the question is do we see it as we ought? True worship must spur from the heart, with the conscious reality of who God is.
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse. Rom. 1:20
Worship is not boring, it is an act to get lost in, and since God is eternal, His worship has no end. There are so many things to thank God for! It is about having a genuine heartfelt gratitude towards God because of who He is, and all He’s done. It is about having a ceaseless flow of praise and thanksgiving from our hearts, unto Him for His goodness, loving-kindness and unconditional love towards us.
At this junction, may I ask…
Who is Jesus to you? How significant is His death, and resurrection in your life? Are you grateful for a second chance, for His forgiveness, and for daily loading you with benefits?
The wise men saw more than just a baby Jesus and they bowed their heads in worship of Him (they saw the Saviour of the world). Also, blind Bartimaeus followed after Him at the sight of His beauty. Perhaps, the reason you haven’t given Him the worship He is due, the reason you haven’t totally followed Him is simply because you haven’t seen Him?
Oh that God would flood your eyes of understanding with light, that you may see Him without restrictions. That His love may be known to you in the core of your heart, and your lips be filled with ceaseless praise of Him who gave Himself for you. May His word be naked to you, just as a loving couple would hide nothing away from each other.

3 Comment(s)
  • Mike Newton Posted August 5, 2015 12:34 pm

    I think God is what we need sometimes.

    • John Snow Posted August 5, 2015 12:35 pm

      Yes, indeed.

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