Step 5

pray for insight

So far we have prayed, opened The Bible to choose a passage and summarized the passage we read. Then we used our imagination to make-believe and suddenly, we came alive in the passage. But now, with The Word a new world, we are at an impasse. We have seen and heard, touched and felt, but the meaning of His Word may not yet be clear.

What then is meaning and how do you find it? Well, as we said earlier, you can only know what someone means when you grasp their mind through what they said. Therefore, if you want to know the meaning of God’s Word, you have to grasp His Mind through His Word. Yet in Isaiah 55:8, The Lord Declares, “my thoughts are not your thoughts and my ways are not your ways”. This means that on your own, you cannot think God’s Thoughts. You can only think God’s Thoughts with God’s Help.

So when we want to know the meaning of God’s Word, we cannot put our trust in means or methods. Instead, even as we labor to understand, we must constantly go to God and ask Him to help us think His Thoughts.

So let us go again to The God of Joseph Who Is Able to Give us both The Word and The Meaning. Try praying with these words: “Father, please give me understanding of Your Word by Your Holy Spirit.”


“But his delight is in the Law of the LORD, and on His law he med­i­tates day and night.”
- Psalms 1:2

Wanna reach out and ask me some ques­tions? Or do you want clar­i­fi­ca­tion on some­thing writ­ten here? If so, write me a let­ter. I’d love to hear from you and I’ll respond. I bet your hon­est ques­tion will pro­duce insights that will ben­e­fit other read­ers.