“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 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, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.” – Eph 1:18-19
The eyes of our heart?! Who knew that a heart has eyes! Eyes that can be enlightened or stay dim and unfocused. Eyes that can be flooded with inspired light or stumble around in the darkness trying to find their way! Eyes that are opened by the Spirit of wisdom and revelation so that we may know him better! So that we may know Him with our whole heart, deep down in the depths of our being! So that we might learn about His great power and the hope of our calling!
If a heart has eyes, then surely it must have ears. That we would hear Jesus with our heart, not just our mind, not just in knowledge but that our hearts would be open to hear what He is saying in the Spirit, not in the natural. In the supernatural! I completely believe there is another place to live, let’s not be ‘down to earth’ or ‘logical!’ Let’s be filled to the brim with the Spirit, let’s be full of the Spirit of wisdom and revelation! Let’s live in the place where we can see Jesus, where we can know him more, where the eyes of our heart are opened to the glorious light of our Saviour. Where we can walk with our Father and hear His Heart. Where our wants and needs diminish and His thoughts and desires become the focus of our being. In the Spirit. Heart to heart.
Surely, if our heart has eyes and ears it must have a voice? A mouth to speak the truth. A mouth to shout out the things that are not as though they were! A heart that rejoices in the Lord (1 Sam 2:1) that crys out for the living God (Ps 84:2). A heart that praises the Lord wholly and completely (Ps 111:1). A heart that has rivers of living water flowing from it just because we believed in the Son (Jn 7:38)!
But hearts can be hard, unyielding, stony, tough. Hearts where the voice of God cannot be heard, His light cannot be seen. Hearts that utter untruth, that scream in the face of beauty, that spit in the face of the One who can replace their stony hearts and give them a heart of flesh (Ez11:19). Hearts that spew deceit and lies and all kinds of deception, like vipers writhing in a heap waiting to strike. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Matt 12:34). A heart turned away from the Lord, a fool whose heart says “there is no God” (Ps 14:1)
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me (Ps 51:10)! Give me a heart to know you, that you are the Lord (Jer 24:7)! Give me a heart with open eyes, flooded with the revelation of you, saturated with the spirit of wisdom, unplug my deaf ears that I may KNOW your voice, that I may hear your heart, the whispers of your love for me! Give me a heart that continually praises your name, that always gives thanks and tells of your wonderful deeds (Ps 9:1)! Let me be always beside you, always with you, constantly listening to you, yearning for you, pouring out my heart to you (Ps 62:8), for you are my treasure and where my treasure is there my heart will be also (Mt 6:21).