Seeing God in the Word

Dusty BibleReading in the LIFE Journal today, in the book of Numbers.

6he said, “Listen to my words:

“When there are prophets of the LORD among you,
I revealg myself to them in visions,
I speak to them in dreams.
7But this is not true of my servant Moses;
he is faithful in all my house.
8With him I speak face to face,
clearly and not in riddles;
he sees the form of the LORD.
Why then were you not afraid
to speak against my servant Moses?”
The Holy Bible: Today’s New International Version. 2005 (Nu 12:6–8). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

I ponder this in light of the Christian song that says, “I want to see you, I want to touch your face” in speaking to God….

Probably we all want to see God more clearly. Probably we all want to touch him. We all want to be in that kind of relationship with God. But God is essentially saying, only 1 person ever got to see God face-to-face. Only a select few get to have those kinds of dreams and visions.

I sat there thinking, “How do I get to be good enough to be one of those select few?” and then it hit me. God doesn’t choose the good. He gives grace to a few for a purpose, but it’s not because they are better at the Christian thing than you or I am. God does it on purpose, because it will advance his cause more.

Yes…I need to continue to grow closer to God. I need to continue to seek Him in his revealed word. However, I’ll leave the decisions about how He chooses to communicate with Him.