Toward the end of Ephesians 1, Paul prays for the church in Ephesus. In verse 18, he prays that:
"Eyes of your understanding being enlightened," (KJV)
"Eyes of your heart may be enlightened," (NIV)
When I first read it, I thought what on Earth does that mean? So... I looked up:
Enlighten:to give intellectual or spiritual light to
Then, I ended up with this:
Shine a spiritual light on what you see from your heart :
Still a little stumped yet intrigued....
If I'm seeing from my heart... Psalm 73:26 says: "My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."
Even further, in KJV it states the eyes of your understanding. Well, that takes it to another level. I can't doddle eyes on understanding...
If one views things from their understanding:
(A topic near and dear to my heart, I think this is why I really wanted to get this text.)
So, my struggle through understanding a tiny segment of Paul's prayer for the church in Ephesus ended with this phrase:
That is my prayer for every set of eyes that reads this blog, their families, and their friends. As you go about your day, I pray that when things seem a little off that you see the situation, circumstance, or atmosphere from another perspective. What really is the issue?
Have you ever struggled through a verse and once the Holy Spirit guided you through it, it was exactly what you wanted to hear?