Secrets & Mysteries
I love talking to God in the morning when everyone’s asleep and it’s quiet, except for my husband’s snoring, (which reminds me how much I need to talk to God in the first place! <grin>)
You can’t put a price tag on prayer. We get to connect with the God of the universe ~ the mysterious Father who gave us the Son who gave us the Spirit so we can connect back with the Father!
“Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?” Job 11:6-8
Millions of books have been written on God, but what do we really know?
“How great is God – beyond our understanding!” Job 36:26
But He wants us to pursue Him.
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me all your heart.” Jer 29:13
He wants to reveal secrets.
Jesus told His disciples parables to help them unlock the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven; and what they didn’t figure out on their own, He explained to them when they were alone. Mark 4:34
Did you know He still loves revealing mysteries to His trustworthy servants today?
“The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever.” Deut 29:29
People didn’t tell me secrets when I was a kid because, generous young girl that I was, I always wanted to share.
Guess you could say that the repercussions taught me a lot about “sharing”:
1) People don’t share things unless they think you will trust and believe them.
At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.” Matt 11:25
2) People don’t share things unless they can trust and believe in you.
This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. 1 Cor 4:1-2
When is the last time you thought about life’s great mysteries?
- The mystery of suffering.
- The mystery of God’s love.
- The mystery of how the two relate.
And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Romans 5:1b-4
Love is the bottom line.
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 1 Cor 13:2
Don’t you love how the two relate?
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Rom 5:8
I’m a sinner ~ just ask my husband. A forgiven sinner.
I love praying over my forgiven, snoring husband, who remains a great mystery to me.
God’s grace remains a mystery to us both. We know it’s the glue that holds us together (especially when one of us is a writer who is slightly more inclined to “share” things.)
Care to share this prayer with me?
God of all mysteries, thank You for trusting us with the greatest mystery in the world ~ Your love.
May we never let Your mysteries keep us in the dark; rather, may we trust You will use them to draw us closer to Your light, helping us shine the way for others.
In Jesus’ Name. Amen!