As with everything, there are different levels of experiencing the Lord God (YHWH or Yahweh in the original Hebrew).
We’ve all experienced the call of Yahweh. By inquiry to His call, an aroma appears from out of this world. It draws us to consider total belief in His perfection, goodness, love, and life.
We struggle against our imperfections and turn away from them to taste and see that life from Yahweh-God is good beyond all that could be gained from the world. We go all in to receive, believe and walk with Him. We accept all of Yeshua Messiah – His Way, Truth, Life, and His sacrifice for our sin by believing in Him completely. Now we experience God on a new level.
The world calls from behind. “I have perfumed my bed and sweetened my fruit. Oh, remember the relief I gave,” as it ravages our weak places. “God is too lofty for you!” she beggs. “You are too weak, you need my pleasures; you can’t survive without them!”
The storm rages, fear sets in, and like Job, we sink.
From the belly of the fish that carried us to inescapable depths, with corrosive slime and stench all about us, we again heed the resounding call of Yeshua: “Come to me all of you who are weary and heavily burdened, and I will give you rest” (Mt. 11:28). We turn back to Him. We find ourselves barfed up on a beach like Job, clean up, and get back to walking with God to do His will. While amused at the expression of the locals who saw our confounding arrival on their beach, we experience God on a new level.
Daily, we learn and hold on to our belief in all of Yeshua’s ways, admitting and confessing all indifference and failure, intent on overcoming. And so daily the Holy Spirit of Yahweh works with us, healing us. Daily we experience the beauty and glory of God on a new level.
As we grow within the Holy Spirit of Yeshua Messiah, whom is Yahweh with us, our eyes are increasingly opened to what He is doing. As we use what we see of Him, to do His will, more is revealed. And we continue to experience God on new levels.