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ENLIGHTENING THE EYES OF OUR HEART

Ephesians 1:18-19 (NASB): "I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe..."

We know that unless God enlightens the eyes of our heart, we will never arrive at the hope of our CALLING in Christ, nor will we have any comprehension of the riches of His goodness towards us.

 

SEEING WITH THE EYES OF YOUR HEART

 

The more we pray those verses (Ephesians 1:18-19), the more sure our steps become and the brighter the God's light gets.

 

Sometimes we may feel we are walking in a trackless wasteland, as if our difficulties have almost started defining us, giving us an unwanted -- we see all sorts of hidden side alleys and unforeseen obstacles, and potential pitfalls.

 

This gives us all the more reason to learn to see with the eyes of our heart. When we view our life from God's perspective and let Him shine His glorious light on it, all of the detours and potholes start to make sense.

 

As we pray, affirm and meditate on those verses several times a day those words  invite God to open the eyes of our heart.

 

The "eyes of our heart" give us special sight so that we can see behind the sometimes-dire things that our natural eyes show us.  The eyes of our heart help us see the riches of the glory of God and they help us recall how good He is.

We want the eyes of my heart – our spirit-eyes – to be clearly focused and "single," as the King James Bible puts it (Luke 11:34).

With God, all things are possible (see Matthew 19:26; Mark 10:27), and He easily factors in our human weaknesses. He knows what the devil does to us. He's still God, and He loves us. He takes the hands of those who ask Him to guide them and He will restore to them the years that seemed to have been lost forever.

 

LOOKING FOR GOODNESS

 

"You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him" (Acts 10:38 NASB).

Jesus is always going about doing good, because He said that He would never leave us or forsake us (see Hebrews 13:5).  He sent His Holy Spirit to dwell within us (see 1 Corinthians 3:16; Romans 8:11) so that we would be fruit-bearing in Gods Kingdom through ministering and discipling others into God's purpose for their lives.

 

KEEPING YOUR CORE VALUES

 

But in the mystery and majesty of Christ, when we bring Him our questions, our traumas, hurts and fears, our messes – and we worship God we know and continually affirm the following:

1) God is good all the time;

2) God has given me the power to help others with their spiritual needs. (Galatians 1:16)

3) I reap eternal life from the Holy Spirit since I sow my righteous actions and the Word of God to my spirit.  (Galatians 6:8)

 

"But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of day...having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation." - 1 Thessalonians 5:4,5,8

 

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