John 20:28-29 NIV: Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!" Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
Do we, like Thomas, require some sort of visual affirmation to assure us that what God says is true? Or do we believe that God is faithful without requiring any sign or wonder? Have we seen that "what he had promised, he was able also to perform" (Rom.4:21), and therefore because we believe, we are able to see? As we seek Him in the Spirit, we require no proof that God is who He is, or that He will fulfill His Word to us. God is substantiated within Himself and need not present himself in the fire, thunder and lightening in order that we might believe. The world says that, "seeing is believing, but as we place our faith in Jesus, it is believing that leads to truly seeing-and not the reverse.