When Mary “treasured these things, pondering them in her heart” (Luke 2:19) it was because she still did not understand the things she had heard and seen. She knew certain facts, but she hungered to understand them.
Day 17 – Will you pray for spiritual insight? For the things that you “know” as spiritual facts to become practical and personal and powerful realities in your life?
Paul knew the challenge. He knew that only the Holy Spirit can open up the inner eye so that a person can understand truth. “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the greatness of His power toward us who believe.” (Ephesians 1:18-19) Strange. Paul was praying for believers. They knew truth at some level, but there we still deep levels of understanding absent from their hearts. Is it possible that the same is true for you? Do you have much, but God wants to give you more? Will you pray for spiritual understanding?
Re: Verse reading – Luke 10:25-37 (day one)