I pray that the eyes of your
heart may be enlightened.
Do you possess your possessions, or do your possessions possess you?
Paul didn’t pray for an enlargement of his readers’ financial wealth; he prayed that their spiritual vision would be sharpened. He was concerned about their spiritual growth, not their bank balance.
In Ephesians 1:18–20 he zeroed in on three things he wanted them to see with clear-eyed certainty:
1) the immeasurable hope to which they had been called;
2) the unfathomable riches of their spiritual inheritance;
3) the inexhaustible power of God available to them.
The more clearly we see these assets, the more clearly we’ll see worldly possessions for what they are: desirable, beneficial, significant—but secondary and temporary.
Don’t become so attached to what you cannot keep
that you fail to acquire what you cannot lose.