Paul is someone that is always praying for the people that he loves.  In his letters, he constantly mentions how he prays for them, how he wants God to bless them and pour out His grace upon them.  Paul takes seriously this responsibility to pray for those that he loves.

I was thinking about this when I read today’s reading from Ephesians 1: 17-19.  Listen to what it says:

17 I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, 18 so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power.

boy-with-binocularsI love Paul’s specific prayer for the people that we see in verse 18. That they would have the eyes of their hearts enlightened.  I really love that.

Paul wants them to be able to see, but I mean really see.  Not physical sight. He wants their hearts open.  He wants their hearts to be able to see, not physical things.  But spiritual things.   Hope.  Riches of the inheritance of the saints.  Greatness of power for those of us that will believe.

These are not things that you can “see.”  But they are things that are.  That we can only see through the eyes of faith.  Paul wants those that he loves to really see.  To see what truly is.

Today, is that our desire?  Not just for those that we love, but for ourselves. That we see. That we see what really is.  That we see with the eyes our heart. That we see hope and joy and power and grace.

That we see the spiritual truths.

Today, are we looking?  Today, are we seeing? Are we seeing the truth of God’s power, with the eyes of our hearts?

Today, may we see through these eyes.

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