How we view GOD matters. At church we just got done discussing the parables of Jesus. In the story of the 10 talents. The one who buried his said I SAW you as a shrewed business man. How we see GOD influences how He affects our lives. If we see Him a shrewed and far off we make our requests and cross our fingers and hope He delivers. If we see Him as wonderful bestowing gifts and riches on us and know He not only longs to see us grow what we have, He desires to give us more. We will live expecting His arm to come jumping out of heaven to restore, heal and provide. How you see Him is important. how you see him, the way you see him who He is to you is who He will be through you.
The Israelites roamed in the desert for 40 years. I wonder if they really needed to be there that long. I often wonder if we need to be in our desert as long as we stay there. Who made it in to the promise land? The generation that said these men are our bread, they are nothing. They had a perspective of GOD that said He will either open the sea, or he will make a pillar of fire at night or a cloud during the day or mana will fall from the sky. But whatever happens GOD is going to be with us and He is bigger than it.
The film reel has changed and He is charging towards us in all His glory. He is popping of the pages of His book. He is exploding out of our worship into our congregations and spilling out into the world. His arms are extending out of Heaven to hug us and envelope us in His love. God is shifting the way we see Him. He is available to you and He wants you to understand He is not only available, He longs to be with you. GOD wants to cultivate intimacy. How do we cultivate intimacy with GOD? It is in the thousands of little touches, so when the big things come you wont be shaken.
Father, change our vision of You. Change our definition of You. Expand and renew our minds to see You as You truly are. Our provider, our lover, our healer, our joy, our creator, our everything.