This is what the Lord says:
“Let not the wise boast of their wisdom
or the strong boast of their strength
or the rich boast of their riches,
but let the one who boasts boast about this:
that they have the understanding to know me,
that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness,
justice and righteousness on earth,
for in these I delight,”
declares the Lord.”
The greatest achievement on earth is to pray as God wants us to pray, because prayer is a relationship that exists between God and His children, a relationship that will take you beyond the grave, to eternity.
This means all that you hold dear in this world is nothing compared to knowing God, and to be known by Him. So, how can we have understanding to know God? Knowing God is not only to see His miracles, His works, His hands but to learn His ways.
How do we learn His ways? Through His Word and by His Spirit in our heart. God tests our hearts to reward us. In God’s way, our life is measured by the movement of our heart. What you see as failure may not be at all in His way, what you see as success may not be at all in His way.
We need a greater understanding of God’s heart to know that what we are going through, God is aware. God is working through your circumstances, sicknesses, affliction, setback. You need a greater understanding of God’s heart to understand this, if not you continue to run after alternatives. Whereas God works through your circumstances of life.
Lord, give me a greater understanding of Your heart because You are Lord over my life.