Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Hope for the Heart Part 03 - Do You Really

Much of the world celebrated and now Easter is past. This week it’s back to the routine.

Does Easter make a difference in your life this week? Does the power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead impact your ordinary day? Do you believe it can? Do you really?

One of my favorite prayers in the Bible is one Paul prayed for the Ephesians. They must have had some of the same problems we do in putting their everyday faith into action. Paul prayed a prayer that we can echo today as our own.

“... I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know… His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of His mighty strength which he exerted in Christ when he raised Him from the dead…” (Ephesians 1:17-23)

Do you believe that the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is available to you today? Do you really?

Ask the Lord today to open the eyes of your heart. Ask Him to help you know and understand the hope He has available to you. Begin to believe that His incomparably great power is for your life today.

Easter has come and gone for another year. Yet the significance of it and the power in it is for today for those who believe.

Whatever threatens to bog down your heart this week can be taken to God. Ask Him, with renewed faith, to open the eyes of your heart so that you can know and experience His power in a new and real way. His Holy Spirit can bring wisdom, help, insight, understanding, discernment and even new ideas in areas we are stuck in.

The key is to hand these requests over to God with expectation, believing His resurrection power is available to you. May the eyes of your heart be opened today!

prayer & reflection

Father God,
I so often live my life without even expecting Your resurrection power to impact my ordinary day. Forgive me for allowing my faith to grow weary and my expectation of You to dim. Today I ask that You would open my eyes to know Your power and to see it at work in my life. Where I have created problems by my own hand, in relationships and finances, I ask You to forgive me and to give me creative thoughts and divine understanding to know what to do next. May my ears and eyes be open to You today. Increase my faith… fill me with Your Holy Spirit… and come with renewed power in my life.
I thank you in Jesus’ name, Amen.