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 1:17-20 (NIV)
That is the desire of my heart. What is the desire of your heart? It is the desire of my heart to know you. That is a very good desire. I don’t want to know you a little bit. I don’t want to be your acquaintance. What do you want? I want to know you intimately. My interest in knowing you intimately is not a weak desire either. The desire to know you intimately burns within me. It is my passionate desire to know you intimately. What do you think I want? Where do you suppose the desire that is in you came from? I believe that you passionately want me to know you as well. My desire to know you certainly did not come from me. I did not conceive of this desire within me. No, you did not. You planted this desire in my heart. You gave me this desire. Yes, I did.
What do you know about me, in regard to the desires of your heart? You are both the giver and granter of desires. Why is that important to know? If you have given me a desire, you will certainly grant me a desire. Since you have given me this passionate desire to know you, you will certainly make it so I can and will be able to come to know you intimately. Yes, I will.
Will your coming to know me require any effort of your part? Will the desire that is within you cause you to take any kind of action? Of course, because I love you and want to know you intimately, I will seek you with all my heart. I will be fully devoted to you. I will draw near to you. I will listen attentively to whatever you have to say to me. I will keep my heart and mind and eyes open for your activity in and around my life. I will live my life in an ongoing dialogue of prayer with you. I will follow you to where you lead me. I will do whatever you ask of me. I will be at your service. I will be at your disposal. I will allow you to work in and through my life. I will do none of these things because I should or must. No, I will do all of these things because I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. That is very good. You will come to know me intimately.
Heavenly Father, it is my passionate and burning desire to better know you. I also have the same desire for others to better know you. Please fulfill both desires. Give me your Spirit of wisdom and revelation. Powerfully use me to pray for and minister to others. Amen
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