God never intended for us, as his children, to be spiritual paupers, poor in the things of the Lord. On the contrary, he wants us to be his bountiful servants who enjoy a revelation of all the great provisions he has prepared for us!
“But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love him.’ But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God” (1 Corinthians 2:9-10).
Paul is telling us, “Our forefathers could not begin to comprehend all the great provisions God prepared. It never entered into their imagination. But there is no reason for us to be blind about these things, to go about not knowing what is ours. Our eyes must see, our ears must hear, it must enter into our hearts and minds. Because we are the people for whom God has prepared it all and the Holy Spirit has revealed it to us!”
“Now we have received ... the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. ... But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God ... because they are spiritually discerned” (2:12 and 14).
The Bible says we are to seek him for the revelation of his great provision but I believe most Christians have not honestly faced the power of these promises. We have read them many times, but they are simply dead letters to us. We need to cry out, “Lord, reveal to me what you have prepared, so I can claim them for your glory.”
Do not be easily discouraged or weary in well-doing. Spend time with your Father and let his promises penetrate your heart, filling you with faith and hope!