Tuesday, February 02, 2010

No Eye Has Seen

"However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him" 1 Corinthians 2:9

My heart starts beating faster every time I read this verse. I love the part where it says "no mind has conceived..." No mind has conceived, let's just think about this for a minute. Think about all the dreams and stories that people have told over the years. Think of the best fantasy ever written about a pauper becoming a prince and having everything he possibly could want- including loving friends and a beautiful family. Think of the fantastical dreams that you have- you know those ones. The ones where you wake up in the morning regretful that the dream is over, and as it slowly fades you can't help but smile and wish it was reality.

Even then, we have not even come close to unlocking the mysteries of what God has prepared for us. This verse is fairly well known, but have you ever really read beyond it? Check out verses 10 and 11 here:

"but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God." 1 Corinthians 2:10-11

While one verse tells us that we cannot even begin to fathom what God has done, the next verse tells us that the Holy Spirit has revealed it to our spirits. So deep inside- there is a part of us that does know. There is a piece of us that knows exactly what God is doing, what God is preparing, and that part of us is the part that is yearning for an eternity in His presence. Our spirit man inside of us is craving God and His presence- and that is the part of us that nudges us out of bed on Sunday morning and says "hey, let's go to church." Our spirit is the part of us that always wants more- that can't get enough- because it knows that the closer we get to God, the more we will love and adore Him, and eventually, what is hidden will be revealed to us.

It seems to me that when it seems like there is a part of us that just wants to know more- that wants to get closer to God, that we need to listen more often. I mean, how many times do we think that we should read our Bibles more, but in the very next thought we wander over to the computer and pull up a game- or crack open today's newspaper. Or we think that maybe this week we'll go to the midweek service at church, or we'll call some friends up and see if they want to get together for a Bible study- but then we don't. We look at the calendar and see all those activities we have lined up and we decide that we should just choose to relax that night or we think maybe next week we'll be less busy.

Our spirit is crying out for more! Our spirit knows what God has for us if we will only yield and really let Him in. So the next time you have that passing thought to grab your Bible, or head to a prayer meeting, or even a thought to put on some worship music and get caught up in that a bit, listen to that thought. Make it more than a passing thought and put it into action. Feed your spirit, because it is in good company with the very Spirit of God- and maybe this will be the time that you read the verse that changes your life.

God has prepared something so wonderful for His children that there aren't even words to describe what it is. I think that's something that I'd like to find out what it is...don't you think?

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