Eyes focused and clear
Ephesians 1:17-21 – (Paul writes) 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 in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.
In yesterday’s devotional I did a ‘part one’ of this verse, focusing on persistently asking God for wisdom and revelation in order to know Him better. You can read that here.
Today I want to focus on the following part of the verse. In the Message translation of this verse it says ‘I pray that your eyes are focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of his glorious way of life he has for his followers, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him’.
Do you know what God is calling you to do? Are you able to grasp the immensity of his glorious way of life for us?
There’s a reason why Paul is praying for people to have focused and clear eyes. He knows that if their vision of God is blurry, they’re likely to miss it. They’re likely to completely miss God’s glorious way.
Once you can begin to understand God’s hope and calling over you life, you will begin to see the immensity of His glory and His incomparably great power.
Always remember that the God who raised Jesus from the dead is the same God who knows your name. With that exact same power that He used to ressurect Jesus and place Him at His right hand, He will use in your life simply because you believe in Him.
Pray that God keeps your eyes focused and clear – and keep declaring His greatness over your life and over your calling.