The awakenings continue as I begin today with the book of Ephesians. I’ve always loved reading these books of insight Paul wrote to believers so long ago and yet, still are equally as meaningful for us today. However, there is a huge difference as I read them this time. I feel as though I’m reading them for the first time with eyes and ears hearing differently. I’ve always wanted these messages to be for me instead of hoping someday they would be. Then, this morning as I read Ephesians 1:17-18, it says, “I always pray the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints.”

Today, I read this scripture and know (rather than hope) that my heart does have eyes and ears to hear God’s wisdom. To know, no longer hope, that He loves me. I’ve always known this was true for you, I just hoped it would someday be true for me. Now, my heart’s eyes and ears are open and I no longer hope, I know by believing God’s Word this is true! What a wonderful, humbling message!

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