Day 5 January 6th 2019
FOCUS: to walk in wisdom and revelation
Psalm 43:3. Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.
Ephesians 1:17-18: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 also 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 the saints, and the incomparably great power for us who believe.
Too often we slide slowly into the normalcy of pretending and stay there unaware. With this strange statement, I mean that as Christ Jesus has resurrected our souls by His grace, we know that light and life only come from Him. We are convinced of this emphatic truth.
We’ve looked elsewhere for life and have been awakened to its emptiness. But sadly, we often return there slowly and sink into the gray of unintentional motion, conditioned responses, and banal routine.
Lord Jesus, Open our eyes! James, the leader of the Jerusalem church, reminds us that when we lack wisdom, we should ask it of God who gives generously.
In Psalm 43, the Psalmists confesses that God’s light and God’s truth are the only reliable leaders, for they bring us to where He is. God of Heaven, Lead us with your light and truth!
As we continue our way into this consecrated season of prayer and fasting, we are coming together as a church praying that God would lead us, open our eyes, and give us the moving power of His Spirit in a fresh and awakening way. This prayer is a heart-felt, straining desire to return to True Reality, God’s light and life. We know that Christ Jesus has resurrected our souls by His grace and that light and life, along with wisdom and revelation, come only from Him.
REFLECT: Where have you sensed God giving you the gift of wisdom and discernment in your life?• James tells us that God will give us wisdom if we ask. Will you ask Him for wisdom? He promises to give it to you when you ask.
PRAYER: Lord, open my eyes to see You more clearly and my ears to hear anything You desire to speak. I pray for a Spirit of wisdom and revelation that I might know Jesus more deeply and have a profound understanding of the hope that is in His heart for me.