Jeremiah 33:3 “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
This Bible verse is one of the great promises of God in relation to prayer. It is practically a challenge to the child of God that if they want to see God work mightily, they need to seek Him and specifically ask for it.
It also reveals that God wants to do great things that we might praise Him for it. The things He wants to do for us, according to the verse, are “great and mighty things.” This means things that will amaze us.
This verse does not stop there, but even goes a step further than that. It says that He wants to do things “which thou knowest not.” This means things that you don’t even think about. He wants to do things that we don’t even dream of. We really do not have any idea of how much God wants to work on our behalf and for His own glory.
I have to wonder how many believers are reading this that see those kind of works of God very often. I doubt that it is very many. By grace, I have seen Him do some things far beyond my expectations – but I would like to see much more.
This Bible verse, however, also contains something we need to think about very carefully. If He primarily only responds when we call and ask for Him to do so, then it means that the reason we do not see those “great and mighty things” more frequently is largely our own fault. James agrees with this, when he says: “Ye have not because ye ask not.”
The work of God is being limited because we fail to ask for those “great and mighty things” more often. Of course, He also wants us to live holy lives. Through those who do so, and who seek Him, His work can mightily go forward.