“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints”

Ephesians 1:18 (NIV)

Paul wanted the believers in Ephesus to truly comprehend, beĀ ‘enlightened’, of what they have now and in eternity. A ‘glorious inheritance’!

There’s a story of a young English man who was so poor that he worked for a year to purchase a ticket to America. He boarded the massive ship with some cheese and crackers because he knew he couldn’t afford the food on the long boat ride. Everyday when all the other passengers feasted at the large buffet table, he would huddle into a corner to nibble on his cheese and crackers.

One day the captain of the ship saw the half starved young man eating the last of his meager food portions. The captain said, “Young man, didn’t you know that when you purchased your ticket that all the meals were included?”


Heavenly Father, open ‘the eyes of my heart’, that I will understand all the blessings I have inherited when I accepted Jesus, the purchaser of my “ticket”. In His Glorious Name. Amen.

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