Some people who en’er the room need to make their presence known. They think everyone should know they have arrived. It often overshadows what is going on why people are there. God works in the opposite way. He can be so subtle that people won’t believe He exists because they can’t see any evidence. That is a dangerous mistake. Neglected too long, and God makes Himself known.
‘I will make known my holy name among my people Israel. I will no longer let my holy name be profaned, and the nations will know that I, the Lord am the Holy One in Israel.
God Makes Himself Known
God makes himself known. We often think if we can’t see something at work, it isn’t there. That is often the case with God in our lives. It is easy to forget he is there because we can’t see him. We go on with our everyday life without a thought of how God is working in our life. Then, all of a sudden, God lets us know he has always been there. God makes himself known to us, and eventually the nations will know.
God made himself known to Israel. Ezekiel had some powerful encounters with God. As you read the last half of his book, you start to realize how amazing God is. You see a God who is not content sitting on the sidelines and watching. He is very active in our daily life and won’t be denied what is rightfully his. God is going to be exalted. He will set things in order and make things right. One day the nations will know that he is God.
Is Our Life a Witness?
God still makes himself known in our lives. Is there evidence of the Almighty God in our lives? Do people see Him working? Is the Spirit flowing out of my heart? Is love a predominant virtue for which I am known ? All of these areas are where God is exalted. Sure we want to see him exalted from the heavens, but he wants to be exalted in our lives. Don’t lose hope when it doesn’t seem like God is close. Use that time to grow closer to him through prayer and getting into the Bible.