The Eyes of Your Heart
Our Today devotions for October, written by Gerrit Bomhof, are centered on seeing Scripture and life with “The Eyes of Your Heart.”
In Ephesians 1:18 the apostle Paul prays that the eyes of our hearts “may be enlightened” so that we know the hope to which God has called us. Of course, Paul is not talking about the heart that pumps blood throughout our bodies. He is talking about the heart of our being—what is often called the center of our emotions, beliefs, and motivations.
What do we experience through our hearts? In our hearts we feel, love, and see things that we would have no knowledge of with just our natural vision. For example, when two people fall in love, they see things in each other that no one else sees.
This month, we will conduct an eye examination—not of our natural eyes, but of the eyes of our hearts. As we look at ordinary events and other things in life, the eyes of our hearts will be opened to see the work and presence of God through Jesus Christ in this world and in our lives. May these devotions help us see and ponder some of the amazing wisdom and power of God and the spiritual blessings he has in store for us through salvation and new life in Christ.
Pastor Gerrit Bomhof immigrated as a young child with his family from the Netherlands to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in 1954. He graduated from Trinity Christian College in 1972 and from Calvin Theological Seminary in 1976. He served as a pastor to five churches in Canada and retired in June 2017.
As you read the Today devotionals this month, may you be refreshed, refocused, and renewed in God’s Word!