We are all conscious of things which we need to know,
yet we all tend to confuse knowing a little bit,
with knowing in depth.
We learn a little about a subject, and right away we place ourselves beyond the reach of further instruction.
The one who would know God must always come to Him conscious of the fact that all he knows is infinitesimally small, compared to the limitless realm of revelation which awaits the seeking soul.
The Realm of God is the realm of the Spirit, and all other "knowledge" merely points the way.
God is known through our experiencing Him,
not by hearing about Him,
not by singing about Him,
not by reading about Him.
These things are pointers which may show us the pathway but not the Destination.
The prayers which our minds may generate only become real as they touch the realm of the Spirit;
when our words are absorbed into the words which God is speaking.
"Show me" cried Moses (Ex. 33.18)
Seeing is always first hand - we see for ourselves, by ourselves.
There is no second hand seeing,
There may be second hand descriptions,
but sight is ours alone.
Seeing is a knowing of the substance.
Time after time, after time the bible speaks of seeing.
Abraham at the place of sacrifice:
"And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, in the mount of the LORD it shall be seen." (Gen. 22.14)
"We beheld His glory" says John (1.14) - there was nothing second hand about it.
May we say as Matheson in his blindness,
"Oh Light that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to Thee."
"Open Thou mine eyes..." (Ps. 119.18)
Yet somehow when