I have asked the Lord to show Himself to me only to sit there…
I was just like Philip.
Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? *(John 14:8-9)
Sometimes it’s hard to see the Lord in our circumstances and we think that we need a miracle or the cup we are drinking from has got to be a mistake (I wrote on that the other day, refer to it here if you would like!) or even that the Lord has abandoned us. We almost get greedy asking the Lord to show Himself to us when He already has and we are just too blind to see it or just too stubborn to want to admit it. The Lord has shown Himself to us! We will not always have a scrolling marquis telling us exactly what to do, we won’t have someone walk right up to us and say, “The Lord wanted me to tell you this…”. Sometimes He just softly speaks to our hearts in the middle of our time with Him, but if we are not meeting with Him regularly how can we expect to hear Him if our minds are so cluttered and loud?
Take time to meet with Him. It will do you far more good than you know and it will give you time to hear His still small voice whisper to your soul and tell you, “Don’t you know me, Brad, even after I have been among you such a long time?”