"He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him" (John 14:21).
We live in a day of 12 step programs for this, 4 points to success for that, and all forms of programmatic means of becoming successful. Have you ever wondered how you can guarantee a greater revelation of Jesus in your life? Jesus tells us how this can be done. It is all tied to obedience. He tells us in John the following: "Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him" (John 14:21). The key here is in the last three words. He will show Himself to us because of our loving Him through our obedience. The more obedient we become, the more revelation of His presence we will feel in our life. Jeremiah tells us, "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know" (Jeremiah 33:3).
Many Christians wonder why they cannot hear or sense the presence of God in their life. It is because they do not seek Him with a whole heart, and they are not obedient to the things He has asked. God does not show us the next move until we are obedient to the first thing He has spoken to us. It is a progressive process. He entrusts the small things to us first, then moves us to the larger. I was like many today who are so focused on seeking the activity of God versus seeking God Himself. Hebrews tells us that God rewards those who diligently seek Him. In the Old Testament we are told, "But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul" (Deuteronomy 4:29).
I realized if I was going to hear the voice of God, I had to make time to seek Him and hear Him. I had to spend focused time alone reading, studying, and seeking His face alone. Jesus set the model for this when He often left the crowds to be alone and to seek His heavenly Father. I also had to tune my "radio" to His frequency. Static comes into that frequency when I am disobedient. My level of seeking determines the power of my ³radio² Him. The more I seek Him, the more I hear Him. Seek the Lord today so that you may be empowered by His presence.