The Lord will manifest Himself to you
John 14:21 - He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Being a Christian is not an assurance that we will know the Lord. It is only when we live a true Christian life the Lord reveals Himself to us. Just yesterday I was talking to a sister the about what I was feeling when I was going through the desert experience. Having a calling of a Teacher, the Lord blessed me with wisdom to understand the scriptures. But when the Lord revealed Himself (His Kingdom) it was not by wisdom that I came to understand scriptures. There were times when I was given visions and did not know what they were, but as I did my daily Bible study the vision use to unfold the scriptures I was reading. These things were things in my wildest dream I would have not thought about. Since most of my personal Bible studying is when I travel to work in the train, the joy that use to fill me those moments, used to create quite a scene in the train.
It is our love for the Lord that makes us abide by His commandments and when He sees this love, He blesses us with precious things of His Kingdom. It may not be visions; it may be a special feeling of closeness, an increase of faith, a spiritual gift etc... these will help us come closer and qualify us to receive even more. In God's Kingdom there is no limit to what we can receive and we will never get bored with things of the Kingdom of God.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You want to reveal yourself to me. You want to bless me with many precious thing of your Kingdom. It is my slanginess in keeping your Word that keeps me from receiving. Lord, pour out more of your grace on me so that I may walk the path of righteousness and know You more. I make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
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