Knowledge about the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you. …Those who understand these mysteries will be given more knowledge, and they will excel in understanding them…. Matthew 13:11-12 GW
Jesus said you have been given the chance to understand the mysteries of His kingdom. How do you receive and understand these secrets? By abiding in relationship with God. His mysteries are revealed as you pray in the Spirit and spend time with Him.
In My Utmost for His Highest, author Oswald Chambers says, “What is the sign of a friend? That he tells you secret sorrows? No, that he tells you secret joys. Many will confide to you their secret sorrows, but the last mark of intimacy is to confide secret joys.”*
Friendship with God means both confiding your thoughts, feelings, and desires in Him and allowing Him to communicate the mysteries of His heart to you.
Do you share your dreams and joys with the Spirit? Pause and share something intimate and dear to your heart with Him.
Now, ask the Spirit, “Do I give You time to reveal Your mysteries? Have You been trying to tell me something that I have not been quiet enough to hear?” Be still and listen. What is He speaking to you?
*Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest (Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing, Inc., 1997) p. 155.
Adapted from The Holy Spirit: An Introduction (Messenger International, 2013).