Apostle Grace Lubega
Isaiah 45:15 (KJV); Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.
Our Lord God is the God of secret and hidden things. In our theme scripture, the Bible says that He hides Himself.
In Proverbs 25:2, the scriptures reveal that it is His glory to conceal a matter. In Matthew 6:6, He is called the Father who is in secret. In Daniel 2:22, the Bible says that He reveals deep and secret things. In Isaiah 45:3, He speaks of giving us the hidden riches of secret places.
Why is He a God of secrets? Why does He conceal things and why does He hide Himself?
He gave us the ultimate promise, “seek and you shall find.” (Matthew 7:7). However, there is a further addition to this equation. In Acts 17:27, He says, “That they should SEEK the Lord, if haply they might FEEL after him, and FIND him, though he be not far from every one of us.”
God does not want you to seek and find what you do not FEEL after. He is more interested in your heart in the seeking. This is the reason why He conceals things and hides Himself: to reveal the heart of the man.
So, child of God, you must ask the soul-searching question; why are you praying for what you are praying for? Why do you desire what you desire? Is it for privilege and prestige or is it because of divine purpose?
In Deuteronomy 29:29, He says, “The secret things belong to the Lord but the revealed things belong to us.” This revelation is to men and women that FEEL after Him, whose hearts pant for His desires, His ways and His purposes.
FURTHER STUDY: Proverbs 25:2, Deuteronomy 29:29
GOLDEN NUGGET: God does not want you to seek and find what you do not FEEL after. He is more interested in your heart in the seeking. This is the reason why He conceals things and hides Himself: to reveal the heart of the man.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this truth. My heart pants after You. My soul longs for more of You. I look to what Your heart can reveal and not merely what Your hand can give. I yield myself to You for a deeper experience of Your person. In Jesus’ name, Amen.