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God Revealed

Ephesians 1: 16 -17

[I] do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.

This is what I pray over you every day because I can’t think of anything better than for you to have God’s wisdom and revelation of Him. I suppose that is what Paul was feeling when he penned this prayer for the people in Ephesus. I sense him reaching into his innermost being in order to pull out the biggest blessing he could for them. I also ask God to give you revelation on the Word of the Day that I didn’t even have when I wrote it because revelation of Him and His Word are keys that will not only release blessing in our lives but will also free us from any ties that would bind us. It is the revelation of how His word relates your life that brings life and freedom. It is not academic knowledge about God which will change your life but rather that revealed knowledge and wisdom that comes straight from the Father and which is personal to your unique situation.

What would it mean to your life if every day you walked in the revelation and the wisdom of God? I believe this is exactly what the Lord had in mind for us. That is a significant factor that separated Jesus from everyone else who has walked the planet. He was constantly plugged in to the Father. I think it is possible for us to live in this kind of light because I think it was God who inspired this prayer for the Ephesians. God has given us a mind and intellect but I don’t think it was so that we could stand in the glory of our reasoning. I believe He gave us minds created in His image so that we could connect with Him. The scripture tells us that we have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2: 16). That is a great gift but as we study the life of Christ we realize that Jesus did not excel in the strength of his mind alone but rather in his ability to connect with the Father. Because of that interconnectedness, Jesus was able to live in the revelation knowledge of the Father, he was given the words to say to fit the moment and he had the wisdom of the ages to guide him

This is his gift to you. This is what Paul understood, that Jesus’ victory claimed this standing for you. Not only are you entitled to walk in constant revelation of the Father, but also this is what God wants to share with you. This is part of the intimacy that He longs for you to partake of. So today as you engage in all of the activities of life, keep in mind that God’s wisdom and a revelation of who He is goes with you. Plug into that ageless wisdom and allow God to direct your path.