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Things Freely Given : Invisible but Real

I will never forget the time when the Lord said to me, “being invisible doesn’t make Me any less real.” I knew that not only applied to Him, but to everything pertaining to His kingdom. Very often we treat the unseen things of God as though they are not literal. We treat God as though He or His word are not as real as something physical or tangible, like say money. None of us doubt that money is real, or that if we have a lot of it, we have great power. Many of us work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week just to get money for the things that matter to us. And we can see how money can be used to solve a situation faster than the invisible attributes of God like contentment, prayer, or suffering lack.

God commands us to turn our gaze from this world, where we can see and touch everything, and focus instead on the invisible things: “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18). Remember when Jesus described God and His children as the wind that blows? You cannot tell where the wind comes from or where it is going, but you see the effect of it on swaying tree leaves and branches, or on birds and airplanes that don’t fall when they fly. We are just like the wind, and it’s time for us to embrace this mentality as son of God.

God’s children are governed by unseen convictions. The world doesn’t know how strong our sentiments are towards God; they can only see the effect of these sentiments in how we love and serve Him and His people. The world doesn’t see or know what God whispered to us this morning as we rose out of bed; they can only see the effect of what God said based on our obedience to Him. Many of us have esteemed the natural, visible things higher than God’s report (His word), but then wonder why we’ve never walked on water or walked through a wall. But if our focus is not on eternal, invisible things, we wil