And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
What are you asking God for?
Because you are in a war, being refreshed and replenished is a constant need. Where do you get these needs fulfilled? You will find all you think you need and more in the secret place of the Most High God. The presence of the Lord is captivating, overwhelming, inspiring, refilling, and energizing all at the same time. When engulfed by His Spirit, you are free. You know there is nothing you can’t do, and nothing and no one can stop you, as long as God is guiding, covering, and directing you. This passage in Psalms 91 highlights the point, but read it in its entirety.
Psalm 91:14-15 For here is what the Lord has spoken to me: “Because you loved me, delighted in me, and have been loyal to my name, I will greatly protect you. 15 I will answer your cry for help every time you pray, and you will feel my presence in your time of trouble. I will deliver you and bring you honor. (The Passion Translation)
Your times of getting away to be with the Lord are most probably less frequent than they need to be. So, hold on to every one of those experiences. Do everything you can to carve out time for more of them. Those are the times when you ask God life-changing questions: “Father, will You take me higher in You? Will You accept my offering as I surrender all of me? Will You let me know what You want me to do next?” Your passionate desire to please the Father has to ring from your heart and soul. Then you will ask for transforming things!
This is what David said:
Psalms 27:4 One thing I have asked of the Lord, and that I will seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, To gaze upon the beauty [the delightful loveliness and majestic grandeur] of the Lord And to meditate in His temple. (Amplified Bible)
This is what the Lord asked Solomon, what Solomon asked of the Lord, and the Lord’s answer:
1 Kings 3:5, 9, 11-13
5 At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask! What shall I give you?” 9 Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?
11-13 Then God said to him: “Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice, 12 behold, I have done according to your words; see, I have given you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has not been anyone like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you. 13 And I have also given you what you have not asked: both riches and honor, so that there shall not be anyone like you among the kings all your days. (Amplified Bible)
Learn from the one God called a man after His own heart and the wisest man there ever was or ever will be. Make your request a good one by staying in the presence of God!
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I thank You for the joy You give me. When I come to You in prayer and when I’m in worship, I ask You to teach me about You. I can feel Your presence. I know You bring me into Your secret place because You want to fellowship with me more than I could ever want to fellowship with You. I’m excited. I know You will show me Your way for my life. Not only do You grant me the joy of Your presence as I live, but also the promise that I will live with You forever. I repent for taking any of this time for granted. I want to share these experiences with the world. I want to tell everyone about my God, who can do exceedingly and abundantly above all I can ask or think. There is nothing I can’t ask You for, that is in Your will, that You would withhold from me. I bless Your name…