God Will Make Himself Accessible When You Seek Him With All Your Heart
The desire to know God is the greatest gift anyone could have. This inner desire is not something that can be taught, but it is birth out of the ability to feel gratitude. God gave His only Son to be a sin sacrifice so that we may live. The righteous respond to God’s gift by giving themselves unreservedly to serve Him. God promises to reveal Himself only to those who love and seek Him with all their heart. Jeremiah the prophet says,
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord. Jeremiah 29:13-14
For those who only wanted His blessings in order to fulfill their own selfish agenda, He keeps them at a distance. Proverbs 15:29, “The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.” Many wanted God’s presence so that they could require of Him to fulfill their personal desires. For such, God is not the end of their desire, but only a means to fulfill their desires.
Therefore, if you want to experience God as a person in a tangible, intimate and glorious manner, then you need to seek to know His mind by meditating on the word. You need to understand His plans for your life and walk in it on a daily basis. You need to feel His heart and passion towards the world around you so that you can move as one with Him. You need to develop sensitivity towards Him through your human senses.
Put in a nutshell, when God thinks you are ready to receive Him, He makes Himself accessible to you through your thoughts, your intuition and your senses.
Text extracted from Pastor Gabriel Chong Yew Chan’s sharing on Luke 2:12-37 God makes Himself visible to all who seek Him