God’s Will • Devotion #2: Seeing God Daily
Dr. Randy T. Johnson | Growth Pastor
“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10
I have a certain concept I pray every day for my wife and children. I pray that they would see God in their life today, acknowledge it, and give Him credit. I want them to be blessed, but more importantly, I want them to know it is from God. Their relationship with God is of utmost importance to me. I like how the revivalist Jonathan Edwards said it, “God is glorified not only by His glory’s being seen, but by its being rejoiced in.” I want them to see Him daily and thank, rejoice, and worship Him.
This prayer implies two things. First, God cares and is involved in our daily lives. Second, God has a plan, and it is designed to include His children. I want my family to see God, witness a miracle, and celebrate Him. Paul said in Colossians 1:9, “And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.” He prayed they know God’s will for their life. He wanted them to know how God wanted them involved in His bigger scenario.
If we start looking for God’s activity in our lives, I believe it will become obvious. He is present and active all around us. C.S. Lewis said, “Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.” God is alive and well. Look for Him. Make it a habit to start the day praying you will see, follow, and please Him.
Ephesians 1:18 says, “Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.” I love the image of “the eyes of your heart.” It is the idea of seeing with our whole person. It is seeing and comprehending. The word “enlightened” is pretty powerful, too. God is involved in our daily lives, and He has called us to come out of the darkness.
It is amazing that God can work with all of us at the same time. We do not have to wait in line or take a number. A.W. Tozer said, “An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others.”