Monday, April 21, 2014

Are The Eyes Of Your Heart Opened?

Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which HE has called you, what are the riches of HIS glorious inheritance in the saints, (Ephesians 1:18 ESV)

I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.
19 I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power. Ephesians 1:18-19

Sometimes we don't understand what we have acquired as his children.  Sometimes the smallest things that we go though we don't even ask God to take charge of that and fix it.  Today at work I had a student that called me first thing in the Morning that wanted to cancel out of school.  So being that I get held accountable for students passing, failing, and withdrawing I was like why did she decided to do this now.  All last week and the week  before she could have made this decision without penalty to me but today.  So These things don't bother me too much because I can only control what I can control but it was one of those things where she could have made this decision last week.  So her reasons were valid and she was going through a lot and I said to her I understand and someone will give her a call for give her an  exit interview.  I just prayed a simple prayer God Fix this because this is not favor that I know I have as your child I pray for favor now in this situation.  10 minutes later an e-mail fly in my inbox of students who were canceled without penalty to me due to lack of progress in the class and the school don't think it is ethical to let those who are not progressing well at the beginning continue.  Pulled up the list to see who all was on it and Her name was right there front and center.  I just laughed and said God  you are incredible.   Later on I read my devotional again for the second time today and this was one of the scriptures I needed to mediate on and I thought about this incident where God really just showed his power in a way I did not think.  Also this was already taken care of before today even happened, because God knows all thing but I needed to make sure I included him in this situation and I don't think it was any other person but God. Had I stressed and got all upset, I would have felt pretty dumb because I know who i am and I know who I serve. God started to minister to me and say he does  incredible things all day every day but we don't see them because the eyes of our hearts are not opened to see the greatness and the power.  We see it as the world or man doing these types of acts.  The eyes of our hearts need to be opened to see and know that as his people nothing just happens to us.  We don't just go through things without purpose.  Greatness does not just happen to us, it is from God the one and only.  The Great I am, The Great Ruler, The Healer, The comforter,  The great God that he is.  I always thought it was so hard to receive these types of acts from God but all we have to do is have the eyes of our hearts opened to see him and everything that surrounds us.

Scripture for thought:  Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him.  He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.  Hebrew 7:25 NLT

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