“Then the LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?” – Genesis 18:17
There was nothing seemingly special about Abraham. His claim to fame was that he simply believed God. When God spoke, Abraham listened and obeyed.
This simple obedience proved to be the key for Abraham increasing in his ability to know what God was going to do next. A person with faith is a God-magnet, and so supernatural activities began to occur around Abraham’s life.
But the key is a very simple one – have faith in, and obey what God has already shown you. Many people want to grow in prophetic power to know what God is saying about the future, or to have supernatural experiences with Him. But God won’t necessarily bring greater words to those who haven’t listened or responded to his smaller words.
Training in the prophetic starts with obeying the small promptings of the Holy Spirit. To believe God for something impossible, to turn away from a particular sin, to share a seemingly insignificant word with someone. Abraham had become so good at believing God, so reliable at walking out what God wanted… that God said to Himself… “can I really hide from Abraham what I’m going to do next?”.
As we learn to be faithful with the little things… this same question will grow in God’s heart towards us too.