Ephesians 1:18, Colossians 1:5a NIV 2011
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.
The faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven.
Those who choose to follow Christ receive new understanding and become aware of who they are in Christ. Believers receive hope. Romans 5:5, “And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Believers are called and receive His glorious riches as Paul stated in Romans 8:28. Faith and love come from God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:4b, “This inheritance is kept in heaven for you.” Believers have hope of a glorious inheritance through Jesus Christ.
There were years when I wondered aimlessly without an anchor. Those were the days when my eyes were not focused on the Lord. As Paul reminded the Ephesians, my heart wasn’t enlightened and I had no real hope. While I was a good mother and loving wife, I failed to remember Jesus Christ was where my inheritance was found. When I returned to the church and walked with Jesus once again, my life forever changed. I daily have hope of a glorious inheritance through Jesus Christ.
How were the eyes of your heart enlightened?
Hope stored in heaven,