Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
What kinds of things do you pray for? If God answered your prayers, what would happen in your life, in your unit, in your church or in your family as a result of your requests? If you ask for the kind of things Paul asked for in today’s reading, your life would never be the same. Look at some of the things Paul asks God to do in people’s lives here in today’s reading. In verse 18, he prays that their eyes would be opened so they could see three things. He knew that if the Ephesians could see these as clearly as God intended, they would never be the same. First, Paul wanted God to open their eyes to the hope they had. Second, he asked that they see the riches of the inheritance God had given to them. Third, he wanted God to open their eyes to the power that was available to them. Think what would happen in your life or in your church or in your family if you and others really began to see these three things the way God sees them. Start today asking God to open your eyes to all you have in Him. A sk Him to do the same for others. Ask Him to do what will really change lives. You and your family and your church will never be the same.
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?