Paul wrote, “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which [God] has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people.” 

- Ephesians 1:18 (NIV)

 

 

Devotion

Rainy days give me a slow, sleepy kind of feeling. While I usually enjoy these days, sometimes even when I seem to have no reason to feel sad, I feel dreary. Then the sun peeks out, and suddenly I feel warm and cheerful again. The light from the sun honestly changes my mood. The New Living Translation of the Bible says, “I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light,” instead of using enlightened in the verse from Ephesians above.


When our hearts are flooded with God’s light through scripture, we can feel the warmth and peace God offers. God loves us and cares for us all the days of our lives. Just as the sun’s light changed my mood from dreary to happy, so scripture can change our minds and hearts from cloudy and uncertain to confident in God’s presence and peace. No matter what the day may bring, God’s light brightens our lives.

 

 

Prayer

 

O God, illumine our minds and hearts with your words so that we may gain a better understanding of you and your will for our lives. Amen.

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