Weekly Pursuit – Week 2 of May

May 14, 2019 by

Verses:

1 Pet. 1:8 “Whom having not seen, you love; into whom though not seeing Him at present, yet believing, you exult with joy that is unspeakable and full of glory.”

 

Excerpts:

[May] God’s children realize the hidden nature of His working. Do not think that only mighty influences, great visions, and tremendous revelations are of Him. God’s surest work is done in the secret of our beings. His most intimate way of guiding us is so natural that we scarcely perceive He is guiding us at all.

 

[When the] only begotten Son came [to show] forth the Father, He hid Him in a human life whose “visage was marred” and that had“no attracting form nor majesty”. [He] belonged to a poor home and grew up to be a very ordinary carpenter, until He was thirty. Whoever would have thought that He was indwelt by the infinite God?

 

God has the kind of temperament that dislikes ostentation. He likes to work secretly. Since the resurrection of our Lord, the chief discipline for His followers has come along the line of knowing Him as a God who hides Himself.

 

When we are most conscious of impotence, God is often most powerfully present. The God who hides Himself is at work within your life, and He is working mightily. Your responsibility is to cooperate with Him by responding to His voice within—that “gentle, quiet voice,” that voice that seems so much a part of your own feelings that you scarcely recognize it as a voice at all. To that voice, registered in the deepest depths of your being, you must say Amen, for there, secretly and ceaselessly, the God who hides Himself is working. (A God Who Hides Himself)

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