I keep asking
Ephesians 1:17-21 – (Paul writes) 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. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.
There is so much packed into this one verse that I’m going to split it into two devotionals. Today is part one.
The first thing that sprung to my attention in this verse was that Paul said that he ‘keeps asking’ God to provide wisdom and revelation, in order to know Him better. He didn’t ask once and then leave it there. He keeps asking – he knows the importance of knowing God better. He know that it’s a daily pursuit – something you can never have too much of.
Keep asking God for more of Him. Keep asking for more wisdom, more revelation. Keep pursuing your relationship with Him and your knowledge of Him. Keep going. Keep at it. Don’t for one moment think that you have enough.
A couple of months ago I came to a point in my relationship with God where I felt stuck. I felt as if I wanted to move forward and closer to Him, but I couldn’t. That’s when I prayed what Paul prays here.
One morning I decided to sit down with my Bible, journal and my pen. I prayed for God to show Himself to me and then I started reading. Since that day I have done exactly the same thing every morning. In that daily pursuit of me asking God for more wisdom and revelation and sitting down ready, He never fails to reveal himself.