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.
What’s your picture of God? Is He a power somewhere “out there”, a being that knows all that happens but just distantly watches over the events on this little speck in the universe? Does He leave us to our own frantic efforts to get through this life? Does He have a hand in what happens to you today? Does He care what happens to you today? Does He even exist? Or is he just a crutch, a perceived lifeboat that desperate people grab onto?
God gives us a picture of Himself. God puts his Spirit in his children, so that you may know him better. The Lord of the universe, our Father, wants us to know him. Does that warm your heart, as it does mine?
He is not just the Lord of the universe. Not just the One who created us. Not a stern disciplinarian who will judge us someday. Not some remote power watching from afar. He is a father who wants his children to know him better.
And so He has taken the initiative–He came into human history as Jesus Christ, and now He plants his own Spirit within us, so that we can begin to know. He doesn’t leave us to our own devices, floundering about. He creates a connection to Himself, and, oh, my! What the Spirit can do within a child of God!
This can only be believed in the spiritual realm. It’s not something that will be explained by human logic, science, or even theology. It is not a physical, emotional, intellectual thing but a supernatural thing. The Spirit of God actually lives within us, to teach us and to connect us with our Father. So that we may know Him better.
Scripture: Eph 1:17 (NIV)