Seeing an Invisible God

Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, (‭1 Peter‬ ‭1‬:‭8‬ ESV)

We experience physical life through our physical senses – we taste, touch, smell, feel, and hear.

So, how do we experience spiritual life? Through our spiritual senses.

Life in the Spirit invites us to go beyond physical limitations. Through the power of the Holy Spirit we can “see” things through divine revelation and spiritual discernment, “hear” the voice of God through His Word and His Spirit, “taste” and see that The Lord is good, “touch” the heart of God and the hearts of other people, and “smell” the sweet aroma of worship as we “feel” His presence.

We don’t base our relationship with God on our physical senses or our emotions, yet we understand that God indeed created us spirit, soul, and body. We can – and should – experience God in each!

People have asked: “How can you believe in a God you have never seen?”

Oh, but I have seen him!

I see Him every time my wife tells me she loves me.
I saw Him on the days my children were born.
I saw Him when He healed a friend of mine a few weeks ago.

And I see Him right now. He is in Starbucks with me. And He is right there with you, wherever you are.

You don’t have to see Him (physically) to love Him. In fact, there are unique blessings reserved for people who have not seen, yet still believe!

Father,
Help me to walk by faith and not by sight.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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