Here is a verse that has been significant to me for many years.
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love him.” 1Corinthians 2:9
Consider these other verses that support the idea of God having more for us than we expect, and that things can change radically when God moves.
“Sing, O barren, who never gave birth; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you that never travailed with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, says the Lord.” Isaiah 54:1
“The desert will rejoice and blossom like the rose.” Isaiah 35:1
The very wonderful things God has for me and you are already prepared, waiting for us.
“the things which God has (already) prepared for those who love him.” 1Corinthians 2:9
Amazing things beyond your imagination are not things God has to create. They already exist, prepared for you. God simply has to pull them out of His storehouse of grace.
I recently met a man who shared testimonies of wonderful things God did for him. Each time he testified of some new thing God did, some unexpected turn of events, or amazing way God confirmed things, the man quickly added, “Eye Has Not Seen!”.
Each time new things opened to him he praised God that 1Corinthians 2:9 was confirmed in his life.
His eye had not seen what was coming, nor had he imagined it, so when it happened he delighted at what God did.
So let’s have a closer look at this wonderful promise. The Apostle Paul quoted this truth from a verse given by Isaiah over half a millennia earlier.
“Since the earliest times no one has heard, no ear perceived, no eye seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.” Isaiah 64:4
God’s Holy Spirit reveals to us the depth of the riches of God made available to us through Christ’s death and resurrection.
“But God has revealed them to us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, truly, the deep things of God.” 1Corinthians 9:10
“In him (Christ) we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.” Ephesians 1:7
“O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!” Romans 11:33
What God has for us through Christ is very impressive. It will take God eternity to reveal it all to us.
Everything you need from this moment to the end of eternity has already been achieved for you through Christ’s sacrifice. Everything related to your spiritual salvation, forgiveness, defeat of sin and the devil, overcoming past fallenness, etc, is covered by Christ’s sacrifice. But so too is everything you need in this mortal life, from health to provision, wisdom, guidance, protection, fruitfulness, and so on. Christ’s finished work covers all things that relate to life and godliness.
“His divine power has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us to glory and virtue” 2Peter 1:3
Christ has already prepared the provision, healing and breakthrough you need over the next ten years, and for the rest of your life. They are in God’s ‘storehouse of Grace’.
You haven’t seen it before, and you may not have even heard about such things, and it may never enter your imagination, but God has already prepared those things for you.
“But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love him.” 1Corinthians 2:9
So, if those things already exist, and are already paid for, and God wants to give them to you, wouldn’t it make sense that you press in to receive what God has waiting for you?
That’s how the Apostle Paul behaved.
“I press on, in order to apprehend that for which also Christ Jesus apprehended me. …Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press forward toward the goal to win the prize of God’s heavenly calling in Christ Jesus. All of us who are mature should embrace this point of view.” Philippians 3:12-15
I encourage you that God has prepared wonderful things for you through Christ and God is pleased when you step out in faith to take hold of things your Eye Has Not Seen, for His glory.