I recall when I was 18 years of age praying a very intense prayer.
I was so hungry and thirsty for The LORD that I would wake up at about 2:0 a.m. to seek His Face.
I wasn’t asking for power, but was so consumed with an insatiable desire to know Him intimately.
In one of those times I heard The Holy Spirit say to me, pointing to the old painted pages of my Bible, “This is God, God in document.”
I basked more into the written Word and ate it as food. I would fast, study and pray, never taking the written Word for granted.
I read the Bible to the point that even in my dreams the hand of The LORD would appear to me, asking me to eat certain pages of it which I would gladly do.
This became the foundation of my life and ministry. Did I see the manifestation of His Power?
Yes I did but, that was not my focus!
I have seen deaf ears open, the lame walk, paralyzed people healed, one dead brought back to life and for those mentally challenged…. I have lost count.
But the strange thing is, they were not my motives. I desire just one thing, “To know Him as I am known by Him.”
Knowing Him was not a yesterday journey. It’s been for decades and I still do not know Him yet. I feel I have not even scratched the door — talk more of knocking it..
Till this moment, I still crave for Him.
I can’t remember when praying about my needs was a theme in my prayers. All I need is to know Him, even more to the point, where my understanding of Him and His Word is seen as heretic, just like the apostle Paul himself!
And yes, like the Apostle Paul, I cry daily, “LORD, that I may know you and the power of your resurrection and be made to conform to your death till I am so dead to be alive to manifest your power!”
~ by Mark Cyril
Author, teacher, motivational and conference speaker, Pastor Mark Cyril is the international President of CYRIL MARK WORLD EVANGELISM – an independent ministry taking the message of the cross across the Nations turning many in their numbers to salvation through Jesus Christ. He is also the Senior Pastor of Revelation Apostolic Community; an apostolic and Prophetic Word based ministry in Abuja the capital city of Nigeria – West Africa.