Day 272: Answers (Isaiah 16-18; Ephesians 1)


We all want answers. Like who we’ll marry someday (the when and how would be helpful too!). We want to know why bad things happen to good people, what calling God has on our lives and why the Bible doesn’t address certain topics. “God, what do I do?” is a prayer often on repeat.

In chapter one of Ephesians, Paul writes out his prayer for spiritual wisdom. I echo that prayer today for you and me. That we may have the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. That we may be enlightened and know the hope of our calling and the inheritance of saints.

A revelation is a surprising and previously unknown fact. It’s discovering something for the first time that leaves you in awe or sets your world a bit off kilter. Because of their nature, revelations are rare. In fact, some people chase them all their lives without ever truly getting a true revelation from God. But you don’t have to be an apostle, a Bible scholar or a preacher to have the mysteries and wisdom of God revealed to you. You only need an open heart and a Bible.

There are days I study my Bible and get nothing new out of it. Sometimes it is because I don’t truly study the Word, but other times it’s because God knows my heart isn’t ready for a revelation because I still haven’t learned a certain lesson. But then there are the days when I open the word of God and it clicks. The same verse I may have read a million times all of a sudden leaps out of the page and falls into the soil of my heart. And it blooms as God continues to expand the lesson in the following days until it bears fruit.

Seek those revelations, because we are daughters of the King who has all the answers. And only a child would wake a King at 3 am to ask for a glass of water. Don’t be afraid to ask. Ask boldly and courageously. Seek and you will find.


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