If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this: that you produce much fruit and prove to be My disciples.
— John 15:7,8, HCSB
The Lord of heaven and earth revealed his glory to Moses, when he offered his prayer to Jehovah in behalf of idolatrous Israel, and pleaded, “Show me thy glory.” And the Lord said: “I will make all my goodness to pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy…And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock.”… Moses was hidden in the cleft of the rock when the glory of the Lord was revealed to him, and it is when we are hidden in Christ that we obtain some view of the majesty and love of God.
The prayer of Moses was heard and answered, and we also may present our earnest petitions to God, and receive of his grace and power. Jesus has said: “Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name; ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” The promises of God are not yea and nay, but yea and amen in Christ. If we would importune God, laying before him our needs in simplicity, with unfaltering confidence, in the name of Christ, we should receive of the abundance of the blessing of God. Tell the Lord exactly what you want in the way of spiritual blessings; and you need not fear to lay before him your temporal needs and perplexities. He has said: “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
It is the privilege of every follower of Christ to behold the glory of God, to understand his goodness, and know that he is a God of infinite mercy and love. Jesus has said, “This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” Jesus came to reveal the Father, to make his glory known before the children of men. No one was excluded from the privileges of the gospel.
— Signs of the Times, April 25, 1892
Dear Lord, You are gracious and merciful and full of goodness. I want to be hidden in Christ Jesus today. I bring all my needs and perplexities to You, for only You can give me rest from them. Your promises are Yes and Amen, so I claim the promise of your grace and power that I may bear much fruit and prove to be Your disciple. I praise You for bestowing Your spiritual blessings in abundance!