A Sonburst of Revelation to Grow By:
PRAYER + SUPPLY OF THE SPIRIT DELIVERS ME!
Our relationship with God is brought about through revelation from the Spirit of God. Philippians 1:19 says, “For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ” (NKJV). In this verse, we actually see all of the components of the equation: prayer, the Spirit, and deliverance. But this is still all grounded in our relationship with God. You can’t have a conversation (pray) with someone you don’t really have a relationship with.
God chooses to reveal himself to us. In 1 Corinthians 2:10 we read, “It was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets” (emphasis added). It is the Spirit who reveals all of these things to us. Only he knows the mind of God. He searches everything including the deep things of God and reveals them to us. When we take time to pray, we position ourselves to receive God’s wisdom through the Spirit.
As we reflect on what this means for our lives we read in Philippians 4:6–7:
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
The Spirit is constantly working to deliver us from our fears and anxieties, filling us with God’s peace instead.
And then we move on to the redemption phase of the Sonburst which leads us to Philippians 4:19: “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” God will supply all our needs. As we face each day, we can be confident that God is working in us to take care of us.