“I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now my eye seethe thee.” Job 42:5
Recently, I heard a young university graduate share an emotional testimony of his life-altering experience. During his college years, the student participated in a lifestyle of selfish indulgence involving drugs, alcohol, and wild living.
However, his conversion resulted in a miraculous change in attitude, desires, and values. He no longer was a “smart know-it-all” but manifested an attitude of humility and a desire to listen to God and know Him intimately. He was able to experience such because he had come to know God in a personal relationship.
Job, an upright and God-fearing man, also had a life-altering experience with God. Out of his experience with suffering, loss, and questioning God, Job repented of his distrust of God and acknowledged God’s greatness, power, and wisdom. When Job ran out of questions, he was ready to listen humbly to God. After all, he went through, he had a personal revelation of who God is, and that left a visible mark in the job’s life.
What an amazing difference it is to experience God rather than only know about Him. Experiencing God brings us to a lifelong process of learning Him, becoming so intimately acquainted with Him that we joyfully yield our lives to Him because we have come to know Him and trust Him completely. May each of us be grateful for the constant presence of God and be ready to experience Him in life-changing ways.
“These are just the beginning of all that he does, merely a whisper of his power. Who, then, can comprehend the thunder of his power?” Job 26:14
1. Oh! Lord, I thank you for your steadfast love and eternal salvation. I am thankful for the blessings of your grace.
2. Father, help me to repent of any selfish pride and to seek Your presence daily humbly.
3. Oh! Lord, I want to be where you are.