Eyes of the heart

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints
(Ephesians 1:18 (NIV))

Many times it has been said that a person’s heart is hardened and they cannot see the truth that is in front of them. How can a person’s heart affect how and what they see? Perhaps it is a matter of what a person seeks that determines what they see. If you earnestly seek after God, then you will find Him in all that you do. If you seek after worldly riches, then you will find greed in all that you do. A person’s heart has more to do with what is seen and not seen than many people are willing to admit. Often, it takes a change of heart, or the eyes to be opened, in order for a person to see something contrary to what they desire. With this simple statement of human nature, the best prayer that we, as believers, can offer up to God in behalf of others is what is stated in Ephesians.

Think about these words and think about the people with whom you deal every day. Are there people who need to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior? This is the ideal prayer for them. Pray it in earnest and do it repeatedly. I believe that you will find a change of heart will be coming. Hopefully, their hearts will change and accept Jesus. You will also find your heart changing as well. You will begin to see those whom you pray for through the eyes of Jesus and your prayers will take on a whole new meaning.

Copyright 1998 – 2010 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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