As we develop a life fully surrendered to God, we begin to see moments and even seasons where God then begins to reveal himself to us. These moments can come from times of great trials, or times of great peace, in either situation we must come to understand that God is good and his faithfulness is always with us. I have decided to title this blog post ‘The Revealing’ because of Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV) - “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” this scripture verse is the corner stone of our belief in the power of prayer, and how it can stransform your life.
Allow me to help you gain some perspective, prayer is a conversation that you as a son/daughter of God are having with him. In my times of prayer I picture myself sitting in front of a fireplace with two chairs in front of it and a night stand in the middle, God is sitting in the chair to my left and I am sitting on the chair at the right side. With that picture in mind I simply begin to speak to God what is on my heart, this is the simplicity of prayer. I dont wait for a great moment of goosebumps, nor a moment of a rush of his spirit to know that he is there and listening. I simply lean into his heart knowing that he will in return lean into mine, I give this example to help you understand that prayer can look, feel, and be very different for all of us.
Just as Jeremiah 33:3 says “Call to me and I will answer you” , one of Mariam Websters dictionary definitions of the word ‘Call’ is “to make a brief visit.” Prayer can simply look like you telling God “I am sitting here and I just want to visit you today,” I just want you to reveal to me great things that I should know that I do not know. This then sets up your heart in the correct position, it humbles you and opens you up to understand that you do not know so you need to depend on God to show you truth. In a time where knowledge and information is booming and always expanding, we must come to understand that we truly do not know everything and we need God to show us and reveal to us through his divine wisdom.
As you go through your day and you ponder upon this scripture verse, take time to simply ask God to reveal to you what you do not know. Ask him for wisdom and knowledge to understand his heart towards you and those around you, be mindful to remember that prayer is not a 12 step process, and it does not have to be this great spiritual experience although it could be. Prayer is simply you taking the time to sit with God and speak to him, with the intent to get to know his heart and his love for you. At the end of the day if you do not know what to say or pray simply ask God to show you how much he loves you, I promise he will never disappoint you in that.