Readings for the day
1 Chronicles 5-6, Mark 6, Ephesians 1, Proverbs 17, Psalm 23
A prayer for a deeper understanding and appreciation for God
For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 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. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
Today I am meditating upon these verses.
I want to know God even better.
I don’t just want to know about God. I want to know God.
I don’t just want to have a cognitive intellectual understanding of God. I want to have a relationship with him.
I don’t just want to have a general sense of what God wants out of us as Christians. I want to know his will in my life.
I don’t just want to know this will on a grand scale. I want to know his will in my life daily.
Today I pray to God that he would open my eyes, my ears, and my heart to his message. I pray that I would “be enlightened in order that I may know the hope to which he has called me” to a deeper level.
Pray with me.
Verse of the day Ephesians 1:17
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.