Who is Naggai?
Luke 3: 25 “the son of Naggai”
The name means illuminating, brightness and splendour.
Are you like me today, longing for illumination?
Here is my prayer:
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, Ephesians 1:18.
Illuminating God, give me a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of You (Eph 1:17).
Within me lies the potential to know you more. Outside of me lies the potential for a new illumination in my life.
I need to know your ways. I need to know what is from you and what is from man. I need to know the counterfeit. I need discernment.
I desire wisdom in dealing with people. In my listening and in my speaking I need to not fail. I don’t search for wisdom of my mind only, I do need to grow there in my intellect. But this is a wisdom of my spirit that I seek.
There are days when I walk with what seems to be a flickering candle. Today I ask for more than a candle. I ask for divine beams of revelation so that I may know you more in all that I do. Lead me from the shallow end where the deep calls to deep. Let my words become far more significant. Words are just words. Yet words that are illuminated, that come from the place of wisdom and revelation carry so much more weight. I want my spirit, soul, mind and strength to be in my words. I want my words to move people.
Break me so that I no longer love the dark or the candle. Break into me so that the shekinah fills every part of me. I seek no idolatrous God-shaped substitutes. I seek the glory of Yourself that cuts and burns and melts and removes all strange fire within me. I was made for your glory and your glory I desire.
So I draw near to the light, to the illumination, to You.