Summary: I pray that God would pour His anointing on me so that it permeates through this Word and reaches people who read it everywhere!
But NOW my eye sees YOU!
Job 42:5 " I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees You.”
I pray that God would pour His anointing on me so that it permeates through this Word and reaches people who read it everywhere! No matter when and where, I want you to hear His voice through this message! If you don’t meet God in the Word that is expounded by a servant of God, then it is of no use, I pray you meet God right here!
Never can I write this with a puffed up heart! I’m choked with emotions, as I write this!
I’m glad I was afflicted on all sides, so that I could reach out to someone out there and comfort them. May be you got a bad doctor report, bank report, HR report or a bad appraisal report and you feel like your world is in shambles, fear not – it is NOW the right time to see God! Read on….
This man Job had lost everything: health…no….no….the best way to put this is, ‘he is just a bag of bones as he utters these words, all his ten kids were dead in a sudden disaster, wife despised him, friends mocked him, with just nothing at all and in the midst of this ‘ash heap’, Job said, ‘I have heard of You earlier, but NOW, my eye sees You.’ Observe the word ‘NOW’! Now, that he has lost his cattle, camels, donkeys, now, that he had lost his beloved children, now that his faults has been brutally pointed out by his friends, now that he has been terribly afflicted, betrayed and rejected by his wife, Job was able to see God! We cannot see God surrounded with abundance! We have a clear vision of God from the ash heap! We see God when we are empty of pride! We see God when the kitty is empty! Are you listening to me? Hear me today!
We have no time for God because we are busy with projects, seminars, traveling, submitting reports, getting ready for the next assignment, too many kids, too much of cooking – that includes exotic variety of food, cluttered with electronic gadgets, your busy playing with your ‘achievements and accolades’, we see better once we are stripped of these. I know you don’t like me saying this! Tamilian Actor and director Kamal Hassan of the controversial movie Vishvaroopam, that had been banned for some time, said, ‘I invested my life time savings for this 100 crore project trusting my talents, technical skills and business acumen and now I stand to lose everything, but still I am not lost because nobody can touch my talents.’ A bloated heart can never see God!
Naomi was able to see God and return to Him, only after she had lost her husband and her two sons due to their fatal mistake of getting their sons married to idol worshippers. She said, “I went out full, and the LORD has brought me home again empty.” ( Ruth 1:21) Friend, when we are afflicted, let us not only just complain against God, why not search our hearts for wrongdoings? Read : Ecclesiastes 7:14”In the day of prosperity be joyful, But in the day of adversity consider: Surely God has appointed the one as well as the other, So that man can find out nothing that will come after him.”