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.
Knowing God isn’t something that we should take lightly. It is the most profound and empowering experience we could ever have. There is nothing in this life or in the one to come that can compare to the joy and wonder of being intimately acquainted with the One who created the universe. We enter into this relationship by receiving Jesus as our Lord and Savior, but that’s not the extent of knowing Him. Paul continually prayed that those He introduced to God the Father might know Him better. He went on and detailed three key areas in which he desired them to be enlightened. These three areas are the basis of building a solid, trusting and growing relationship with God.
First, to know Him better we must understand and accept that He is a good God. God has great desires, hopes and dreams for each one of us. He’s much like we are with our natural children. He has great hopes for us to succeed and for us to do well in everything we put our hands and minds to. He doesn’t want to just sit on the sidelines of our lives and watch us. He wants to be actively involved in our success and victory. He wants to help us in everything. Why? Because God is good and He longs to share His goodness with the world through you and me.
Second, He is a generous God. God is not withholding anything from us. The Bible tells us that He is a liberal giver. When a person of faith asks God for something, His attitude is always yes and amen in Christ. He doesn’t look for excuses or reasons that will disqualify the asker from receiving. Why? Because God loves to give. He is generous in the way He deals with His children.
Third, we need to renew our minds to the fact that the all-powerful God, our Father, wants to share His power, ability and authority with His children. God never wanted to run this thing by Himself. The first thing He did when He finished His creation was impart power and authority to His first son, Adam. God hasn’t changed. He still desires His children to operate in His power and authority. Jesus died and suffered to restore God’s ability to share this with us. It’s time that we, as His children, receive and walk in this awesome responsibility.
Understanding these three areas doesn’t come overnight. A life of walking in the revelation of God concerning these truths will only begin to enlighten us regarding all of the possibilities God desires for each and every one of us. Always remember that God is good and that He is a generous giver who enables His children to succeed. As you better understand these attributes about our Father in heaven, you’ll find yourself walking in more victory than you ever imagined!
“For I know the plans I have for you,”
declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you
and not to harm you, plans to give you hope
and a future.”
Now if we are children, then we are heirs-heirs
of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we
share in his sufferings in order that we may
also share in his glory.
…ask God, who gives generously to
all without finding fault, and it will be given