How can we hear God’s voice speaking to us?
“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” (Jeremiah 33:3, NIV)
I love meeting people who are not highly educated, but have found a wisdom higher than the world’s wisdom. You know in meeting them that somehow they have found a sort of hideout with God where He reveals to them His secrets. Somehow, they have understood that God’s ways and His thoughts are higher and so much better, able to overshadow any wisdom of the world. The wisdom of this world is foolishness to God.
Daniel acknowledged God as the revealer of deep and secret things. He sought mercies from the God of heaven and King Nebuchadnezzar ‘s dream was revealed to Daniel in a vision. I love how he acknowledged that the secret was not revealed to him because he had more wisdom than anyone living!
What’s amazing is that when Daniel revealed this secret, it persuaded King Nebuchadnezzar, and caused him to fall prostate declaring that Daniel’s God is the God of gods, the Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets. He then promoted Daniel, gave him gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon and chief administrator over all the wise men of Babylon.
I can only imagine how those that didn’t worship the God of Daniel must have thought about him being their overseer. The magicians, sorcerers and astrologers couldn’t tell the King a thing. They had nothing to offer, but Daniel could. It wasn’t because Daniel had more knowledge, or more education that he was promoted. It was because he acknowledged God as merciful and went to Him for the answers.
I believe this is a perfect picture of what God is doing throughout the earth. He is raising up those that have spent time in the secret place with Himself; those that have humbled themselves before Him, knowing that it is only by God and through placing their hearts before Him that they have anything of value to offer. It is in spending time with Him in His chambers, in His presence that He will share with us things that have not yet been revealed; ideas, cures of diseases and ways to even transform nations.
It is encouraging to me to know that “not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence” (1 Corinthians 1:26-28, NIV).
Know that as you spend time with Him, He will share with you His secrets and reveal to you deep things.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for Your mercies and Your grace upon my life. Thank you that it is You that I can come to for the answers and You alone that will bring me true fulfillment and satisfaction. I want to know You more and spend more time with You in Your Presence. Come and dwell deeper within me. I love You Lord.
Questions: Are you spending time with the Lord and drawing closer to Him?
About the Author Brigitte Straub