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. Ephesians 1:17
There was once a youth retreat organized in a safari camp in Africa. Accompanying the youths were several adults and one grandmother. The camp was nestled in the hills overlooking a dam. There were many ducks that spent the day on the lake. But there was also a small crocodile. Between meetings, the young people were taken on excursions to look for animals or going on walks. But the grandmother stayed at the camp. She was worried about the ducks. She stayed in camp all day watching and praying that the ducks would not be eaten. What do we ask God for?
Praying to God is a pillar that upholds our lives and places us before Him. The Bible is full of encouragement for us to make more of our prayer time with God. But what we ask for reveals where our hearts truly are. If we pray for the things that merely benefit or gratify us, who are we really worshipping? Paul asked God to pour out His Spirit and greater revelations of Him. It should be our concern too that we can come to know the Lord better! If we can draw closer to our Savior, then we no longer have to worry. In the hands of the One who died for us, our concerns turn into opportunities that lift us right up into the Presence of the Lord! Shall we pray now, and ask God to know Him better too?
Let us come into Your Presence to ask for greater revelations of You that strengthen our relationship with You, we pray!