Today's devotion for today is based on Ephesians 1:18, "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.
This is a fantastic verse. Reread it, slowly, and soak up the words. Hear Paul's prayer for you. When you look around with your human eyes, you certainly see a fallen world. You see the struggles that many of us have faced and continue to meet during this unprecedented year. You see an uncertain future in terms of the new normal that we are all navigating at the moment.
When God enlightens or opens the eyes of your heart to what he has done and is doing, you see something completely different. You know the hope he has called you to. A hope that is sure and certain, regardless of your circumstances, the world around you, or the 'normal' you find yourself living in. You see the richness of the inheritance that God has for you. He made us for far more than this world. He made us for something truly glorious. There is no uncertainty about that either. You see his incomparably great power for you. The same power that created the universe and raised Jesus from the dead. When you see those things through your eyes of faith, your hope changes from maybe to certainty.
Heavenly Father, gracious God, creator and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, I pray that the eyes of my heart may be enlightened so that I may know the hope to which you have called me, the riches of the glorious inheritance you have given me, and your incomparably great power for me. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen