“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened…” -Ephesians 1: 17-18a (NIV)
OBSERVATION: We note that our knowledge of God can increase; Paul wanted the believers in Ephesus to continually get to know God better and better. He recognized that this closeness comes as a gift from the Father so Paul prayed God would send moments when their knowledge would deepen and enable their vision to be full of understanding.
PRAYER: Abba, Father, thank you for wanting us to see every person, every incident, every opposition, every good thing, every bad thing with the eyes of our hearts. Give us the desire to be filled with your fresh understanding. Help us acknowledge times when we are not increasing in knowing you better. Enable us to be more and more understanding of ourselves and others each year that we live. Protect us from hard hearts.