“Thus says the LORD who made the earth, the LORD who formed it to establish it, the LORD is His name, ‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.'” ~ Jeremiah 33:2-3
I have many opinions, most of which were forged on the back of another person’s revelation. I’m glad for others in my community and others throughout history who have made the way for me.
The way I see it, is that the opinions I’ve developed from other’s research and prayers are good, but since I have a distinct calling and unique perspectives of reality, other people’s revelation don’t always fit properly and fit right when worn. Plus, I know you know the weight and conviction you gain when God Himself reveals truths to you.
As we commune here on this blog, I’m seeking to know about a certain topic. Most all the resources and presentations on this topic carry terrible baggage, even the words that are used surrounding the topic chaff me. So instead of asking a trusted friend FIRST or reading a good book FIRST, I must climb the mountain and seek God’s council on this topic. I know that only He can speak with fresh and revolting words that will satisfy my soul.
It would be so much easier for me to just pull up someone else’s article and glean from some of the great thinkers and theologians FIRST, but it would not carry the same life altering perspective that revelation does.
So I choose to go to God, the Source of all good things, FIRST. I gain His insight and His perspective; He speaks the language that I need, to understand the concept that I ask about. He can even understand me when I misarticulate my question, and He can answer the question I desired to ask.
Then as He leads I can go to other resources SECOND and confirm what He’s said to me in private. Then I can build and discern. Then I can speak with conviction and with passion.
It’s not the easiest way. But, I know it’s the right one.