Have you ever had someone try to explain something to you and at first you didn’t get it, but then you finally saw it?
Jesus had this problem a lot! Many times the audience He spoke to couldn’t understand what He was trying to teach them because they were spiritually blind. Second Corinthians 4:4 says that Satan has “blinded the minds of unbelievers.” And Jesus said in Matthew 13:13, “In seeing, they don’t see.”
Jesus taught with parables, using simple stories of natural, everyday things, like farming or fishing, that they could see and relate to in order to explain something they couldn’t see. He’d talk about sowing and reaping to explain how that same principle worked in the kingdom of God. He made sure to explain things to them in a way that made sense to them. Once they saw it and understood it, then they were able to put those spiritual principles into practice in their lives.
God says in 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 (NLT) that the things He’s prepared for us are so great that they are beyond what we’ve ever seen, heard, or imagined! But He didn’t just leave us hanging, wondering what those things are. He goes on to say that He will show them to us by His Spirit.
God has great plans for you, and the Holy Spirit will show you what they are. He’ll speak “your language” using things that you relate to in order to show you the vision for your life in a way you can see it so you can run with it! Say, “God, I thank You that You are showing me clearly and plainly the plans You have for me and my family.”
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