Thursday, December 14th, 2023
Deuteronomy 29:29 (KJV): The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
Revelation is an incredibly powerful aspect of the Christian life. Revelation is what gives us the keys to unlock our jail cells. Revelation is what gives us peace when everything around us screams the opposite. Revelation is the miracle that heals broken hearts. Revelation is the fulfillment of the promise that God is good, and God is love. Revelation is a building block towards deep intimacy with our heavenly Father. Revelation is unique to each situation and different for each person searching for it. It’s incredible in and of itself how many different ways God reveals hidden truths to each of us let alone what the actual revelations are. He can speak to us through Bible verses, worship songs, conversations with other people, numbers or times, visions and images, prophetic words, His still small voice, dreams, and on and on.
I love how this scripture says that revelations “belong unto us and our children forever”. The revelations we receive from God are a gift that we can tangibly pass on to the next generations. They are not something materialistic that will eventually deteriorate, break, or get lost, but they are things that we can write down, remind ourselves often, and tell our children. Think about the Bible. The events and revelations in it are thousands and thousands of years old. Look at the impact they are still having today. All because numerous people transcribed events and miracles that have been passed down through the ages. It’s just powerful. I cannot encourage you enough to keep a journal. It doesn’t have to be a well edited list of every single event of your day. Just make a point to jot down scriptures God shows you and what He reveals about them, visions He gives you, prayers you are praying, and prayers that were answered. Even on those tough days where it seems like all you want to do is cry, pour out your heart to God with pen and paper. Think about some of the Psalms David wrote when he was truly broken and at his lowest point. He did not hide how he felt or what it did to him. And then a few scriptures later he would remind himself of the goodness of God, choose to put his faith in God, and carry on in that mindset instead.
The other thing I want to discuss with this scripture is where it refers to the secrets of the Lord. This reminds me of another scripture in the Bible. Proverbs 25:2 says:
2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
It’s in our God-given DNA to discover the solutions to our problems and the fulfillment of our needs. That in itself is not the issue. The issue comes when we jump ahead of or lag behind God in our quest to get there. Our drive to find these things shouldn’t lead us down 15 different paths that end in disappointment and exhaustion. Our drive should lead us to our knees in prayer. Our drive should lead us to our Bible for wisdom. Our drive should lead us to worship while we wait. Our drive should lead us to persevere in patience. If we are looking to anyone or anything besides God for a solution, we will shortchange ourselves every time. We don’t have to worry about or strive to discover the next steps that God has not shown us yet. All we need to do is focus on the things He has revealed to us and understand that when He wants us to do the next thing, He will show us.
We need to make sure we never accept the mindset that we are equivalent to God. We cannot make our level of happiness or our willingness to move forward contingent upon God revealing secrets to us first. This is a pride trap straight from the pit of hell. Sometimes we have to take that first step even when we have no idea where we are going to put our foot. God is God and he conceals things for our benefit. He has already woven this beautiful masterpiece together and He is waiting for us to seek Him so that He can show us every intricate piece at just the right moment.