Could it be that this Word truly could play a part in making our lives richer than we dared dream? Let’s say that we believe it enough to crack open our Bibles to any random pages desperately searching for the treasures promised there — only to be so bored within 5 minutes flat that we’re tempted to never open our Bible again.
I can’t tell you how many times this has happened to me. That is, until I became desperate.
My prayer wasn’t as pretty as the one David wrote above. But I was desperate enough to beg for something similar. I simply needed help. I needed a lifeline. I needed something true. I needed direction and guidance — and I needed it soon. We saw David beg for God’s generosity in the previous verse — and this is only a continuation of that prayer. “Lord please help me to see what I don’t see! Be generous to me by opening my blind eyes!”
It’s been about 9 years since I first prayed that prayer — and the Word of God is now a treasure to me because God has answered that prayer and continues to do so.
That’s the role of the Holy Spirit — and one of the reasons we wrote the song “Spirit Speak” which is largely rooted in the passage below:
God deals generously with beggars. He is faithful to heal the blind eyes of those who simply ask! I always love when Emily points out at our concert events that God has freely given us knowledge of Himself — that’s what the Bible is! A free gift of knowledge. But we simply can’t really see or understand these Words unless the Holy Spirit reveals it to us.
Those of us who believe in Jesus have the Spirit of God living within us — so let’s echo the prayer of this faithful worship leader and ask God, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to open our eyes so that we can behold and understand all of the wonderful things found in His Word. That is my prayer for you day after day — and that prayer is the heartbeat of our ministry. We want the scales of bland and boring to fall off of your eyes so that you can discover with us that God’s Word is actually incredibly beautiful, powerful, life-giving, and helpful.
Would you pray that with us? Lord, open our eyes so that we can behold the wonderful things in your Word!