“I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go; I will guide you with My eye.” (Psalm 32:8)
Have you noticed that sometimes our eyes get directed into something that needs our utmost attention at that particular moment? This happens a lot to me especially while I’m driving. It occurs in a split-second where His eye guides my eye where I should look to keep me safe. Then, in an instant, that very moment becomes an altar of thanksgiving. Thank You, Jesus.
I heard a friend of mine once said, “I have experienced little miracles in my life.”. Hmmmm … I said, maybe they are little in your eyes, but in my eyes, they are not. I no longer categorize miracles into big or small, because when we come to know that Christ is living in us Who is the Hope of glory, all of our lives is a miracle in itself and can no longer be separated from being one.
What is a Miracle? As per the dictionary, it is a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency. It is an extraordinary and astonishing happening that is attributed to the presence and action of an ultimate or divine power.
“Living within you is the Christ who floods you with the expectation of glory! This mystery of Christ, embedded within us, becomes a heavenly treasure chest of hope filled with the riches of glory for his people, and God wants everyone to know it!” (Colossians 1:27 TPT)
In this verse, Christ living within us is our spiritual reality that supercedes our natural reality. This heavenly identity of ours is a miracle. His Word says, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20) This is definitely beyond human comprehension yet experientiable by faith. The just shall live by faith.
When His Word says He floods us with expectation of glory, His displayed goodness, this is a miracle. Talking of Him flooding us with His goodness is something that we should not take lightly. See, a flood is an overflowing of an overwhelming uncontrollable amount of water that is beyond its normal confines. When He is the Source of this glorious flood only means that it is a continuous and unstoppable array of His goodness, filling us in until we won’t have any more room to contain it but to flood out. Then, we become conduits of His goodness to others. We are blessed to be a blessing, for we can only give what we first have. Just as Peter said, “such as I have, I give.” (Acts 3:6)
Christ embedded within us, His very presence, which is our heavenly treasure chest of hope filled with the riches of glory for His people, is a miracle. In 2 Corinthians 4:7, it says, “we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” It is not by might nor by power, but by the Spirit of God. We move and live and have our being in His presence where fullness of joy is found. Exodus 33:14 says, “My presence will go with you and I will give you rest.” His presence sees our successful journey to the end. Jesus said, “Behold, I will be with you always …” (Matthew 28:20). When we believe what He has spoken, we posture ourselves to experience what He promised.
Knowing that God wants everyone to know this mystery revealed, Christ living within us, is a miracle now and miracle in the making, since you and I Whom He made known Himself to this mystery unveiled, are called to make Him known to the ends of the earth, until the whole earth is filled with the KNOWLEDGE of His glory as the waters cover the sea. You and I are called to be living gates and ageless doors for the Father of glory to fully fill our lives with His manifested goodness, that our testimonies become spirit of prophecy to those within our sphere of influence. Our lives are to show forth that Jesus is alive and is living on the inside of us.
A few days ago, I used my rice cooker. My usual routine is, once everything is set, wire plugged in and switch is on, I leave it alone for me to do some other things. But somehow, a couple of minutes after I switched it on and left the kitchen, I had a very strong unction to go back which I did, and my eyes went straight into the rice cooker power switch in translucent white. There behind it was a small flickering flame with a static sound and smoke started to rise. Right away I pulled out the plug and watched over it until the fire was out and the smoke was gone. Praise the Lord!
During this pandemic, a little expense may hurt our pockets as we are back to lock down. I could easily focus on the upcoming unnecessary spending, but truly my heart that was filled with thanksgiving and praise eclipsed such expenditure.
When things like these happen, of course there will be many facts which needed to be taken into consideration, that this happening became a short conversation piece with my loved ones who are concerned and whom I appreciate very much, whether the wire was wet, was it grounded, is the rice cooker old, or does it have anything to do with the outlet. But, one thing I have noticed with myself was that, it never occurred to me to even investigate. I was just praising and thanking the Lord our God for keeping me safe as I took the rice cooker out to be thrown away.
He made me experientially realize how He watches over us, how He deeply cares for us, how He never leaves us nor forsakes us, how He never sleeps nor slumbers, how He busies Himself with our every step, even us without being conscious of His abiding presence. As a result, exceeding joy was bursting within me. The Lord indeed guided me with His eye.
When He lives on the inside of us, He causes our eyes to be His eyes, our ears to be His ears, His hands and feet to be our hands and feet and our hearts beating in rhythm as His. Our intimate relationship with Him where we trust Him and acknowledge Him in all of our ways allows Him to direct our paths and this is what makes Him put us on like a glove. As the hand inside of it moves, simultaneously the glove over it moves accordingly. There will only be one move and not two separate moves.
When the King of Syria was troubled because all the words that he spoke in his bedroom, all the plans that he had against Israel were made known to Prophet Elisha by the Lord, he sent horses and chariots and a great army to seize the prophet. When Elisha’s servant rose early in the morning, he saw an army with horses and chariots surrounding the city, and asked Elisha what they must do. Elisha’s response was, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” (2 Kings 6:16). Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see”, so the Lord opened the servant’s eyes and he saw the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
How awesome it is to think that Elisha saw something different that caused him to have a different reality than the servant? Fear did not grip Elisha for his full awareness of his divine surroundings was superior to that of the servant’s. When supernatural heavenly testimonies are written in the Word of God, this is not to make us inferior of what the prophet had. On the contrary, it is to show us what is possible to us when we live by faith and not by sight. It is an invitation for us to explore and experience what they had, although not in its entirety, because the Lord moves uniquely and personally with us.
The Word of God says, “GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD.” (1 John 4:4) You and I are of God. You and I are His sons and daughters. You and I belong to Him. You and I were paid for by the Blood of the Lamb of God. We are no longer our own. He Who created us said, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; YOU ARE MINE.” (Isaiah 43:1) Jesus already won everything for us at the cross. He already defeated and overcome what needs to be defeated and overcome, and the Victor Who is greater and mightier than he who is in the world is living on the inside of us.
“I have told you these things, so that IN ME you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.] (John 16:33 AMPC)
When we perceive things by revelation according to what is written in His Word which eventually will become our reality, then His eyes became ours. When this happens, our lives change as a result of being new creations in Christ by His indwelling in us. It is He Who is effectually at work in us, energizing us and creating in us the power and the desire to both will and do according to His purpose for His own satisfaction, pleasure and delight. The resurrection power of Christ in us is what enables us to do what He calls us to do. Then, our changed lives become living epistles. We become proof-providers and evidence-carriers that Jesus Christ is alive and He lives on the inside of us which can only be grasped by grace through faith.
No one could ever fathom the depth of this mystery, yet it is revealed personally to us from faith to faith, from glory to glory. He makes it possible for us to taste and see how good He is as He progressively reveals Himself to us. The more we desire to dive deeper into His presence, the more of Himself we discover.
When we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us. When we seek Him, we will find Him, when we seek Him with all our heart. When we seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, all these things shall be added unto us. When we ask for wisdom, He liberally give us without reproach. Our God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
“God conceals the revelation of His word
in the hiding place of His glory.
But the honor of kings is revealed
by how they thoroughly search out
the deeper meaning of all that God says.” (Proverbs 25:2 TPT)
The Lord our God never withholds anything from us, not even His only beloved and begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
The Lord our God bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
The Lord our God is the Giver of Life. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life and He who has the Son has life and what He sees, He causes us to see.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for always leading us the way and guiding us with Your eye. You see way beyond what we can see and the assurance and confidence that we have in You is that You will always take us to a place where Your will is and that Your will is always good. When Your will is made known to us by the power of Your revealed Word, our faith explores.
Thank You, Jesus, that you came and did not withhold Yourself from us. Thank You that for the JOY that was set before You, making us Your holy habitation here on earth, You endured the cross. Thank You that You came so we may have and enjoy life and have it more abundantly.
Thank You, Holy Spirit, for always being the Revealer of all truth, opening our eyes to see what You see, hear what You speak and empowering us to do what we are called to do in Jesus’ Name. Amen!
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