The glorious unfolding (Ephesians 1:18)

God is not just our “buddy”; He is our Father. Without God there is no revelation and understanding in our lives. Only God can allow us to see certain things that we would otherwise be blinded to.

1. If the Holy Spirit doesn’t open your eyes, no man will ever convince you. You don’t just wake up one day with some spiritual passion. If the Holy Spirit won’t bother you about your sin, man won’t be able to, either. If I can talk you into something, someone else can talk you out of it.

You must be “born again,” that is, you must be spiritually born. Otherwise, you will never trust Jesus Christ.

2. We serve the God of hope. We have chaos and anarchy because people are searching for something beyond themselves. And when hope is all gone, help is on the way.

Sometimes we can’t see the hope because our eyes aren’t open. We get too bogged down in our own quagmire.

3. You have an extraordinary calling on your life. Don’t miss it. If you miss the will of God, you can’t blame anyone but yourself. The reason we have talents is to discern what God wants to do with our lives. We are built for the ministry and for service and redemption and revival.

You can never truly run away from your calling. You cannot fill a void in your life with anything other than what God has called you to do.

The real glorious unfolding is when you discern what God has called you to do. You’ll never be too old or too young to serve God, so don’t be too stubborn to serve God. His kingdom will prevail, and we can choose to be a part of it.

And it’s natural if you feel unworthy. We’re all unworthy.

4. Our true riches are Godly relationships. The riches are the glory of His inheritance. We always talk about what we’re going to get from God but ignore what we already have. And what we have now are Godly relationships with other believers. These will be the richest things we will ever have.


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