The beautiful thing about spending time with God is that the light of His glory exposes us to some areas in our lives and causes us to focus on the truth of who we are. What we see is not always something pretty. Conversely, it is not always ugly either. But the one thing about it is that really makes us sit back and think,
“How can I become who God wants me to become? How can I be used as an instrument in His hand in advancing His Kingdom?”
There is something about the revealing glory and light of God’s presence. The only thing is that we have to really be spiritually, soulishly, and physically aware of His presence. We have to respond to His faithfulness in showing up at the appointed time and doing His part. We have to respond by doing our part by being willing to see ourselves in the way He sees us.
God sees us as redeemed. He sees us as being His own. However, He shows us parts about ourselves because He loves us and wants the best for us. This is not to hold something over our heads, but it is so that we may see for ourselves the damaging effects of sin and the Fall. He wants us to see how essential it is for us to stay in constant fellowship and communion with Him through prayer, the reading of and meditating on His Word and through lifestyles of worship.
God wants us to be spiritually, soulishly, and physically alert enough to see what He sees, think what He would have us to think, to hear what He would have us to hear, speak what He would have us to speak, do what He would have us to do, and go where He would have us to go. He desires for us to have a life that is fully surrendered to Him. That is what He is looking for. That is what He desires.
Until we really open our eyes in order for the light to enter, we will not be able to see any of this. We will not be able to see what God sees, and in turn, respond appropriately. That is what He is looking for. That is what He desires.
Sean Mungin, author of “The Thorn In The Flesh”