Many times we find ourselves begging, pleading, and crying out to God over a given need or desire. We use Scripture like 1 Corinthians 2:9 to justify our lack of understanding of God’s will over these given areas of our lives.
No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared
for those who love him
To us this can be a picture of obscurity as if we’re never going to know much while we’re still here on planet earth. So we think that in our praying maybe emotion alone will get action from God.
What we forget is that verse 10 goes on to say:
But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God
This is the definition of the Greek word “revealed:”
- The word revelation is from the word apokalupsis. It refers to something that has been veiled or hidden for a long time and then suddenly, almost instantaneously, becomes clear and visible to the mind or eye.
God has given us a teacher, who is a revealer, to make prayer more about communion with God than about petition. He has given us knowledge of what his heart is over every situation that we deal with. Reread verse 10. Ask the Father to reveal to you how to pray not as an orphan but as an heir, as a member of his family. Ask him about his desires in every situation.
Holy Spirit reveal these things to us in Jesus name.