I’m not sure in what respect you are asking about, but let’s look at some of the ways the Lord does reveal Himself. Sometimes, the realization of the Lord’s presence is found when we know what to look for. In the Lord’s dealings with Elijah, we find these words in 1 Kings 19:11-12, “And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire A STILL SMALL VOICE.” Oftentimes we look for manifestations of the Lord in great power and exhibition. However, He is most often found in a “still small voice.” A voice so quiet that we would not even hear it if we are only looking for something magnificent and loud. We read in Psalms 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” May we ‘be still’ and listen for that still small voice.

Let’s consider Romans 1:19-20, “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.” The Lord reveals Himself to us through His creation. His character as being eternal, all powerful, all loving can be seen in creation. We watch a seed go into the ground and die, and then produce new life through the plant it produces. Watch a wonderful revelation of the purpose and value of the Lord Jesus dying on the cross to give us eternal life. The Lord spoke about Himself in John 12:24, saying “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.”

1 Samuel 3:21 tells us, “And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD.” The Lord reveals Himself to us through His Word. From Genesis to Revelation, the entire Word of God reveals Christ to us. The Lord said in John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and THEY ARE THEY WHICH TESTIFY OF ME.” All scripture will reveal the Lord to us. The Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 3:4, “Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ.” When we read the Word of God in dependence upon the Holy Spirit, we can truly understand it and learn precious truths regarding our blessed savior.

Perhaps the Lord has revealed Himself to you. Maybe it was in a still small voice, or in His creation, or through the reading of His Word. If your desire is to know Him, He will show Himself to you in many ways. I encourage you to ‘be still’ and listen for the Lord to speak to you through one or more of these means. He wants you to know Him. He wants to have a close relationship with you. I trust that is your desire, too. (271.8)