How Does God See Me?
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.Ephesians 2:4-7
From the above passage we know that God sees us with a heart of great love. Through his love he greatly desires to forgive our sins and remember them no more. This requires that we fight sin and ask God for forgiveness with Godly sorrow in our hearts. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9) Are there other ways that God sees us? For example he saw Peter’s future when he changed his name from Simon to Peter, which means rock. Simon was not a rock until years later, after Christ ascended into heaven and Peter received the Holy Spirit. Since God can see us in our future, based on the plans he has for us, can we see our future through God’s eyes?
God sees our future through molding us to be like Christ, to become the person he created us to be. Have you ever wondered where God will lead your life, and what he may have you doing years in the future? In my early walk with the Lord I would have never imagined the doors the Lord has guided me through. Teaching classes, preaching, publishing books, and starting Eternal Walk Ministry. Live in optimism of the full and adventurous life the Lord has for you. Never hesitate to obey the Lord’s calling, even if it is beyond your imagination. Remember we can do all things through Christ, which means we trust Christ and seek help from our Christian brothers and sisters. If we want to see ourselves as God sees us, then we must live beyond our own capabilities and follow God’s plan. This may be a powerful test of your faith. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)
The Lord sees you as a courageous servant, living life to the fullest, and guided by the Spirit to achieve the tasks he has planned for you. It is important that we have our spiritual eyes and ears open to what piques our interests for the glory of God. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. (John 16:13) If we are motivated and seeking ways to serve the Lord, then the Lord will open doors and guide us by the Holy Spirit. God sees us living life to the full as he blesses us through the Spirit, and he guides us through life and into heaven with him. We are now seeing ourselves as God sees us, seeking to glorify God through serving him with a loving motivated heart, and we anxiously wait for our heavenly home.
Today seek to serve the Lord and try to understand how the Lord is changing you by molding you to be like Christ. This will give you some insight to how God sees you, by seeing the changes in yourself. The more you are guided by the Spirit, the more you will understand the Lord, his thoughts, and his ways. As our ways start to align with God’s ways, we begin to understand God even more.
Let’s Pray: Lord, help me to see myself as you see me and to understand how you are molding me. To become one with you, like minded, and motivated to live for Christ. Thank you for giving me life to the fullest as a light in this dark world, and for taking away my fear as I live in your perfect love. In Jesus name, Amen