“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 his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms….” Ephesians 1:16-19

There are places and times when we feel we need extra wisdom, insight, guidance and strength. We long for understanding in situations that seem confusing. We need revelation when truth is being hidden or skewed.

God provides all these things to His children through the Holy Spirit. Paul the apostle, prayed for believers to receive the Spirit of wisdom and revelation so they could know God better. This prayer is still for us today. It reflects what is available to believers … to you and me.

Why do we allow ourselves to live in confusion and even chaos when we can be equipped by the Holy Spirit of God? We can easily miss the wisdom and revelation of God when we let our busy lives drown out that quiet voice of the Spirit. In so doing we are actually choosing the chaos and confusion. Think about it. This is not God’s plan for you. He wants to equip you to walk in wisdom, revelation, strength and power right where you are today. He wants you to know Him better.

Heavenly Father, thank You that Your Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth. Thank You that Your Spirit will lead me to know You better. Fill my spirit afresh today with wisdom and revelation, and the strength and comfort I need to walk in the areas that perplex me. Quiet my heart to hear Your Spirit specifically for the issues I face today. Thank You that You equip me by Your Spirit. I pray these things in the name of Jesus, amen.

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Think of one area where you are experiencing perplexity, confusion or chaos and invite God right now to begin to show You His wisdom in this situation.

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