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. 18 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, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,
Paul is continuing to pray for the people. He is praying for them to receive wisdom and revelation from the Holy Spirit so they may know God more intimately. He wants the Holy Spirit to reveal to them divine things about the Lord only known by the Spirit. The same is true for us. We are blessed to receive knowledge and revelation about who God is by His Holy Spirit dwelling within us.
We are to have hope because we were called to be His children and be part of His family and will spend eternity with Him. In addition to wisdom and hope, we have power. It is not power that comes from our own strength or abilities, but from the Holy Spirit. This power that resides in us is the same that raised Jesus from the dead. It is easy for us to get discouraged in situations and feel defeated. However, we need to remember the amazing power that dwells within us so we can live victorious lives.
Which of the blessings, wisdom, hope or power are you in need of today? They are all available for those who believe. Ask the Lord for what you need to day. Remember when we ask things from the Lord, he does answer. His answers may not come in the way you are looking for them and His timing may not be yours. When we ask things from the Lord, we need to persevere in prayer trusting that He is in control and He knows what is best for us. We also need to have our eyes open to see Him respond in unique ways. Seek Him, persevere and keep an eye out for His work in your life today!
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