In His Praise — February 18, 2024

“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, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.”

Ephesians 1:18

The prayer that the Apostle Paul penned when writing to the Ephesians is powerful and timely. The recipients of Paul’s letter were already Christians and Paul expressed his thankfulness for them in verses 15 – 17. He went on to say though, that he was asking God for more for them. Paul wanted to see these people grow in their faith, he wanted to strengthen their hope in Jesus and he wanted to make sure they knew that God was working on their behalf. 

Who can we share this message with today? Can we pray that others hearts and eyes will be opened to what God has for them?  Can we share the good news about Jesus so that others will know about the great inheritance they can have through salvation? Can we assure others that God is powerful and works on the behalf of His children in ways that we cannot know or understand?  Maybe we need to remind ourselves of all these things too.

But, whether it is for others or self, the words found in Ephesians 1:18 are just as meaningful today as they were for the people of Ephesus.  Isaiah 55:11 reminds us  that God’s spoken words are powerful and accomplish His purpose. When we speak this pray for ourselves or on the behalf of another, God will hear and He will move in a mighty way!

Thank you, Father, for your goodness to us!

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