I pray that the Father of glory, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, would impart to you the riches of the Spirit of wisdom and the Spirit of revelation to know him through your deepening intimacy with him. I pray that the light of God will illuminate the eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light, until you experience the full revelation of the hope of his calling—that is, the wealth of God’s glorious inheritances that he finds in us, his holy ones! Ephesians 1:17-18 TPT
Oh dear Jesus! What a wonderful word this morning as I cry out for more. The intimacy of knowing Him in a deeper way. The God who lives with me, abides in me, taking me deeper, solving problems in the now and the future. Knowing someone takes time. If we don’t invest the time, we will never be trusted with the deep secrets. You’ll have knowledge of them, but to truly have deep relationship, that takes setting aside our agenda, ask questions and listening for answers.
And that “God will illuminate the eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light, until you experience the full revelation of the hope of his calling”. That has ‘more’ written all over it. We know so little, but each day holds promise that we will know Him more.
I don’t want to live in just today! My vision extends beyond my own horizon to a future that is alive with promise. I’m excited for what God has in store for me and mine. I have the spirit of wisdom and revelation only because I seek for and find it in His Word. I don’t rely on someone else to give it to me. When I prayed the prayer, ‘Give me more of you, Lord. I want to be used in a greater way. Don’t leave me the same. I want to know you more,” He responded.
He doesn’t try to withhold from us! He longs to give us the keys to his Kingdom. If He is not the treasure we seek, we will continue to come up empty. Treasure hunting is hard work, that’s why few people do it. It costs you everything, takes time and discipline, but the rewards are amazing. Most just want to hear the story, see the treasure but don’t want to do what it takes to own it. Don’t be jealous of my treasure! I have a Father who shares with me.
Father, as I sit with You this morning, I don’t want it to be about me. I want to know about You! Take me behind the curtain where intimacy takes place. Show me things I have not seen that I may be consumed by You. Take me. I’m yielded to You. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.