Scripture and a Picture – What is the Unseen?

Scripture and a Picture – What is the Unseen?


On the weekend I looked at 2 Corinthians 4:17-18.

I am working at memorizing this verse. It is LONG. I have been taking it in short sections:

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far out weighs them. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

I see the entrance to the unseen as a portal. I wrote about 5 Ways to Stronger Prayers and as I read this over I realized that these also help us to find a portal to the UNSEEN.

The Scripture that also has been on mind this week is James 1:17:

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

That is what is unseen  – our heavenly Father.
In order to fix our eyes on Him we need to have a strategy.

It’s not easy to fix our eyes on something we can’t see, is it?

That’s why we have to be intentional about our faith. With all the hubbub in our lives, we need to make time for the quietness of God. He is found in the silence. Some may argue that they can hear Him at all times – in noise and quiet. I say – good for you. But my brain is not wired that way. I am too stuck in this world to hear God when noise is going on and my head can’t focus on connecting with God.

So I make my time in the morning – that is my quiet time of prayer, study and listening to Him.

What is the way you hear God?

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  1. Janis, I have pondered this in my life so many times. It is hard for me as well to “see” the “unseen” God when I am filled with distractions.

    Thank you for sharing from your heart and reminding us to be still before our Great God and Savior.

  2. To know God and hear His soft voice, we need to be still and silent. In this rushing and noisy world, we need to seek quiet time with God to revel in His presence.

    I’ve been to Hindu and Budhist temples where the quietness and serenity provide a perfect environment for reverent and heartfelt worship.
    I wish that such environment is presented even at church for us to be still and seek the Lord’s face in slience.

  3. Oh, Janis, I’m not much of a painter, but I am enjoying the truth of this Scripture. I enjoyed your thoughts on “the unseen.” We’re such instant gratification people that we tend to go for the temporary and the “seen” — even though they are of much less value, or “weight” in Paul’s words. Patient endurance is sometimes the only means by which the greater glory of God will be served, and this, at times, seems invisible to us (even tho’ we are told that the heavens declare it all the time!).
    Blessings, Janis — and Happy Thanksgiving!

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