If My People: Pray for Conviction
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.
Ephesians 1:18-19a, NASB
In the second century B.C. came the compass; now we have GPS. People today get in their cars and obey the directions of their GPS. With both the compass and the GPS, one thing is required: conviction.
Recommended Reading: Psalm 25:4-5
4 Show me Your ways, O Lord;
Teach me Your paths.
5 Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
On You I wait all the day.
The same is true spiritually. In order to navigate through life’s difficult passages, we must grow in conviction that God is in control. We must believe that the directions He gives will lead to our destination. Paul prayed as much for the Ephesians—that the eyes of their hearts would be enlightened. He wanted them to know more and more of God’s calling, the riches of the inheritance God prepared for them, and of His great power toward them. We don’t get all of that the day we believe. We must grow in our spiritual conviction.
Pray the same for yourself today. Pray God would enlighten the eyes of your heart to see God more fully and clearly.
Day by day, day by day, O dear Lord, three things I pray: to see thee more clearly, love thee more dearly, follow thee more nearly, day by day.
Richard of Chichester
Read-Thru-the-Bible: Malachi 1 – Matthew 4