Thursday, January 25, 2018
"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. " Ephesians 1:17 NIV
You may be wondering why I changed font color a few weeks back. I like change, usually. I change the furniture around in a room, or wear a different pair of pants with a new blouse. I might change up the ingredients in recipes.This can sometimes lead to dinner being a flop. I think you understand my point.
Boredom has never been a fun thing. I like fun. How I describe fun may be different than your definition. I love music, and I sang in the chorus in High School and in church. As a christian, I love to express my love for God through music. It speaks to my heart.
The Apostle Paul says that he is constantly asking for God to fill the church at Ephesus with "the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better." This type of prayer is never boring or out of date.We don't grow out of our need for wisdom and revelation. We grow in these attributes as we mature.
None of us can say that they have all wisdom and knowledge. Some may think that perfection has arrived at their door, but the Bible tells us otherwise. While we are in these bodies, we can grow. I don't know about you but I need more wisdom, strength, and humility in my life.
We can't see the fullness of all that God has for us here on earth. We get a glimpse, and a taste and it wets our appetite for more.This hope is what keeps us free from bitterness and hate. We know God has many many things that are far better than the few glimpses we see. I believe God wants to give us more of him while we are here too.
This is where persistence in prayer is important. Paul knew that we continue to knock, ask and seek. If we aren't seeing on earth those things Jesus said are ours, we need to press in more. Prayer is not us talking and God doing. Prayer is about our relationship with Him. More than giving us what we think we need, God wants us to seek him.The process is more important than the answer at times.
The more we know His heart, the better we will understand His hand. God wants us to understand. He doesn't hold back in any of his blessings. He delights in pouring out good gifts on his children. He won't give us what hurts us, unless there is a desired end in mind.
I had a relationship that feel apart after a year because it was a bad relationship. I insisted that this is the one God wanted me to marry. I was wrong, but it took me years before I realized God wasn't in it. God had so much better for me, but because of my hurts from the past I didn't see the flaws in the relationship. I wasn't being realistic. God has done a work in me, but it took a lot of work, and patience on my part. God is patient with us. I am glad!