In Ephesians 1, Paul once again identifies his commitment to repeatedly intercede in prayer. In verse 17, he prays that God would give “the Spirit of wisdom and revelation.” However, he also gives the reason. Check it out:
“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
He asks for those things “so that [they] may know him better.” Another translation says it this way…“to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally”(MSG).
There is no higher goal than to know God more fully and to love Him more deeply.
Paul, himself, said that he considers “everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish that I may gain Christ.” (Philippians 3:8)
Is that your heart’s desire?
Do you consider everything “rubbish” compared to knowing Him?
That’s the posture and heartbeat of a follower, not a fan.
Saint Francis of Assisi once said, “When we pray to God we must be seeking nothing – nothing.” The importance of consistent prayer is not that He will hear us, but that we will hear Him. My prayer for you is that you would hear Him, obey Him and therefore know Him better. [Ref. John 14:21]
That’s how it works, but we’ll save that for another time. 😉
As we approach the end of our Fan 2 Follower journey, take time to approach the throne of God seeking nothing…but Him.
Keep pressing on,