We lean to our own understanding, or we bank on service and do away with prayer, and consequently by succeeding in the external we fail in the eternal, because in the eternal we succeed only by prevailing prayer.
There are 7 types of simple-praying people. Yesterday we saw that the fifth type of pray-er is one who has an abundant mentality. Today we explore the sixth type of Pray-er:
Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. He will be delivered over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him and spit on him; they will flog him and kill him. On the third day he will rise again.” The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what he was talking about.
The disciples didn’t understand because it’s meaning was hidden from them. Those who approach God in prayer are more impressed by their ignorance than they are by their knowledge.
The key for simple-praying people is this:
“The disciples did not understand any of this“,
but continual ignorance is inexcusable. If we don’t understand, ask for understanding:
The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?” He replied, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.
Out of our ignorance, we are challenged to seek that which we do no know from God… and He will reveal His mysteries, just as He did for Daniel:
During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven and said: “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.
When our knowledge or understanding fails, ignorance leads us to seeking answers directly from God.