VERNA’S DAILY DEVOTIONAL

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2019

EPHESIANS 1:18

EPHESIANS 1:18
the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints

 

THIS WELL-KNOWN, (OFTEN REFERRED TO AS A “PAULINE PRAYER”), PRAYER ENCAPSULATES THE ULTIMATE IN MODELS OF PRAYERS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH.

JUST AS PAUL PRAYS FOR THEIR EYES TO BE ENLIGHTENED – i.e., FOR HEIGHTENED SPIRITUAL AWARENESS, UNDERSTANDING, & REVELATION – SO SHOULD WE ALL PRAY LIKEWISE.

THIS IS A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF PRAYING GOD’S WORD, OF PRAYING INTO GOD’S WILL FOR US ALL. GOD’S HEART IS THAT WE WOULD MATURE AND GROW IN HIS WORD, IN HIS TRUTH, IN OUR UNDERSTANDING OF HIM

WE SHOULD ALL WANT TO BE ENLIGHTENED AND UNDERSTAND WHAT HIS TREASURE & HOPE IS IN US/FOR US, TO UNDERSTAND WHY HE WOULD EVEN BOTHER WITH US IN THE FIRST PLACE. 

THE HOPE OF HIS CALLING IS THAT WE WOULD FULFILL HIS WILL FOR US, THAT HE COULD RELEASE HIS POWER THROUGH US, AS HIS SERVANTS, VESSELS SURRENDERED TO HIM, TO HIS PURPOSES, AND THROUGH WHICH TO BRING HIM GLORY, THAT IS THE RICHES OF THE GLORY OF HIS INHERITANCE IN THE SAINTS (WHY HE SHOULD WANT TO INHERIT US/BE STUCK WITH US). 

IF WE DO IN ACCORDANCE WITH HIS WILL, WE BRING HIM GLORY. THAT IS WHAT WE ARE HERE TO DO. THAT IS WHAT WE SHOULD WANT  TO DO; THAT IS WHAT WE SHOULD PRAY FOR. THIS PRAYER OF PAUL’S IS AN AMAZING EXAMPLE OF HOW TO PRAY AND WHAT OUR FOCUS SHOULD BE.

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