Strangely and unfortunately, a great many Christians are apparently of the misguided idea that until we reach heaven, we are unable to have a fellowship with our God. Nothing could be further from the truth – for our Lord so very much wants to have fellowship with us right now, right where we are. It is we ourselves who are the barrier to this relationship, not Him!
Christians are required to live with a focus on God at all times. That no matter what we do, we do for Him. Yes, this fellowship may not be “face to face”, but that does not mean that through prayer, the study of His Word, the Holy Bible, through praise and indeed out own daily duties, that our Lord cannot communicate with us.
I used to complain that I could not hear the voice of God and prayed and prayer requesting for the Lord to “talk louder.” Then one day I understood, and what He was saying was “Come Closer, Come Closer”!!!
First Corinthians 13:12 tells us that though our present view of God is but “in a mirror dimly”, but when we get to heaven it will then be “face to face”. Similarly, at present “now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known” and in Revelation 22:4 the angel tells us that “they (we) will see His face.”
What we know of God from the Bible and from His subsequent revelations to His saints is but a glimpse of who He is, but a small fraction of His unimaginable Glory and Greatness and Holiness. But even before we get to heaven, may meet the Lord face to face for in First Thessalonians 4:17 we read that “we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.”
Meeting the Lord face to face is not a matter of “if” but “when”. It will happen.
Christianity is a relationship with Jesus. Let us start this relationship with Jesus now, through prayer, Bible Study and doing our daily work as a praise offering to our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Let the closing words belong to Jesus, for He says in Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him and he with Me.”