Jody Pack, IT Project Manager
READ Ephesians 1:1-23
In his letter to the faithful in Christ Jesus at the church at Ephesus, the apostle Paul speaks of the “eyes of your heart” (v.18). Paul encourages the faithful by telling them he is praying “…the eyes of your heart may be enlightened.” As a follower of Christ, have you ever considered that God has given to you spiritual eyes, in addition to your physical eyes?
Our spiritual eyes are opened when we come to faith in Jesus Christ and receive His Holy Spirit. These “heart eyes” allow us to see the world around us in light of eternity, and they grant us wisdom to live-out His purpose in our lives. Paul’s prayer is that the faithful will know the hope of His calling, the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.
Once we fully grasp and appreciate our hope and kinship found in Christ Jesus, we desire to live a life of obedience for Him! He empowers us to serve Him (v.19), by the same surpassing greatness of the power that raised Jesus from the dead and seated Him at the right hand of God, “…far above all rule and authority and power and dominion.” That same power is already at work within us (Ephesians 3:20), as followers and servants of Christ!
To serve God is to first experience the grace, hope, kinship, and authority of Christ in our lives. This occurs when we fully surrender our lives to Him and our spiritual eyes are opened. He imparts to us wisdom and enables us to see the world around us in a different light – the Light of the world (John 8:12). What a mighty God we serve!
Father, open my eyes and grant me wisdom to serve You and do Your will. I desire to live-out Your plan and purpose for my life, each and every day. In the wonderful name of Jesus, Amen.
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