Jessica Albritton, Family Connections Minister, LHBC

 Ephesians 1:17-19
17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 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, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might.

There was a time last week I was at a BKC and let me tell you, I was tired. It was the end of the day at the end of the week and while my heart was full it was also exhausted. We were all done cleaning up and I went to grab my keys but could not find them anywhere. I searched and searched the table, certain I had laid it down just minutes before. I looked to another leader and asked if she had seen my keys and she promptly exclaimed, “Yeah, they are right there on the table!” I stared blankly at the table in front of me still not seeing my keys. “They are right there in front of you!” she exclaimed. I still did not see them. She pointed from across the table towards the item. I looked where she pointed but still I still couldn’t for the life of me get my eyes to work!  Finally she comes over next to me, takes her finger and places it right on top of the keys and jokingly asks, “Do you even have your eyes open?” Aha! There they were! Definitely not hidden, but my eyes were just so tired I couldn’t see straight! 

In his letter to the church in Ephesus Paul prays that the believers there would have the eyes of their hearts enlightened. It’s Paul’s prayer that the church have faith, a faith that goes beyond just intellectual knowledge. Paul is praying that the church be able to see God things, things invisible to the human eye. 

There are people that would argue today that God doesn’t show up anymore, not like He used to. I beg to differ. The Bible I read says He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He does not change. He worked back then, He is working today and He will continue to work forever more. He does not grow weary, and He is not done! 

We serve an invisible God but He makes Himself known to us! God is not one to sit on His throne, watching the world as it spins, He is active and working in hearts and lives. But so often it’s hard to see that when we are weary from the world’s troubles. Hebrews 11:1 encourages believers to have faith, or assurance of things hoped for and  conviction of things not seen. Friend, are you weary? Are your spiritual eyes having a hard time adjusting to see the things of God? God desires we see Him moving and working but we have to have faith in order to do so. Ask Him today to open the eyes of your heart so that you might see and be encouraged! He is here, He is working, and He is not done! 

Heavenly Father, open my eyes to see the things not seen! Lord, enlighten my heart! Help me to see You in every detail, even when the discouragement and discontentment of the world comes my way! In Jesus name, amen!

Psalm 96:4- For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.