"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe."
Do you ever have those moments when you're reading a scripture you've read a thousand times, or listening to your favorite worship song, or sitting in a service listening to a sermon, and you have an "aha!" moment...Nothing being heard or read is actually new, but you understand it in a new way. I think that's what this verse is talking about. It's not just about beginning a relationship with God, it's about deepening that relationship. (For those of you Nacho fans, it's about getting down "to the nitty gritty"!) And it comes through the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, which enlightens us to the things of God!
How awesome that God will honor that request to know Him more. Because isn't that what He wants for us and from us anyway?! It's like asking a loving parent if you can be just like him/her when you grow up! Of course they're going to say yes! That's their heart's desire too. And I truly believe that's the heart of God: that we would long to know Him more and yearn to know the things only His Spirit can reveal!
As I read this verse this morning I felt the Holy Spirit prompt me, "Pray this for your family. Pray this for your friends. Pray this for those who don't know me." And I ask that you too would pray it for me.