Follow Your Heart

Ephesians 1:17-19
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 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, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.

Have you heard the phrase “follow your heart”? I have. It sounds so wise. It seems romantic and ethereal and yet so doable. It’s an encouraging phrase that sounds like it’s telling us to do whatever we want.

But that’s not what it’s saying.

God put into everyone’s heart enough wisdom to lead them to God. When people truly encounter God, they know it. When God gets somebody’s attention and they truly hear Him, they know it from the bottom of their heart. We sometimes feel things in the deepest part of our being, but we can’t always see things clearly.

When God gives you an eye-opening experience, you are able to see things differently. Your perspective about some things may change.

One of the many things God is good at is helping us to see things differently.

I love it when I’m finally able to understand an issue I’ve been struggling with. God lets us put our best effort into understanding things we encounter, and then when we come to a dead end with it, he removes what was blocking our vision. He opens the eyes of our heart. He wants to share the moment of discovery with us when we see something His way.

God doesn’t want us to know about everything we encounter. Some of the things we stumble upon are a distraction and a waste of time. I want to have blinders on when I’m around distractions. I only want to see the things God wants me to discover. As we seek God, we can expect God to open our eyes to some things so that we may follow our hearts in his guidance and receive his wisdom and revelation.

God wants us to know him better. He wants us to know the hope to which he has called us, and he wants us to know his power. But we’re not going to understand what he has for us unless he gives us the Spirit of wisdom and revelation. God has to enlighten us.

If we follow our enlightened hearts, God will show us the unexpected treasures he holds. These treasures are power to help people. These treasures are power we’ve never experienced. God works all kinds of blessings through the hands of his people. When God shares experiences with us, that helps us know him better, and it builds up our testimony so others may know him better.

When you pray, ask God to give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation. Ask him for clear vision in your heart.

May God open the eyes of our hearts so we may know the hope and power he wants us to know.

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