“I pray 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 his holy people,”
If we were honest with one another we would have to admit that there are times when we know things with our head but fail to understand them with our hearts.
We know that eating bad food is bad for us. But we eat it anyway.
We know the speed limit. But we drive faster.
We know water is good for us. But we drink coffee, tea or soda instead.
We know things but we don’t really know. The knowledge doesn’t bring about a change in our actions, our choices, our life’s direction. Paul is praying that we will be enlightened that the knowledge in our head because action in our hearts. Paul is praying that we will know…deep down and for real. That this knowledge will be more than a mind game: This knowledge will take root in our heart and change us for all eternity.
Ponder that idea. Rest on that for a moment. How would your life be different if you truly knew? If you were truly enlightened?