Enlighten Our Heart

Written By Eddie Duke

One of my favorite stories in the Bible is the story of Elisha and his servant in II Kings 6. 

The king of Aram doesn’t like Elisha because Elisha is always warning the king of Israel before the Arameans can attack them.  The king of Aram decides to unleash his full army and fury against Elisha and his servant. 

They finally corner them at Dothan.  Elisha and his servant are now surrounded and vastly outnumbered by this massive army. 

Elisha’s servant is afraid and he says in verse 15 of chapter 6 (I am using the Eddie Duke translation): 

“Good Grief!! What in the world are we going to do?” 

Elisha told his servant to relax because those who were with them were far greater than those against them and then he prayed that God would open his servant’s eyes. 

The Bible says in verse 17:

“So the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he saw that the mountain was covered with horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”  

While we may or may not be able to see it or feel at this moment, the reality is that God who is with us is far greater than any who oppose us.    

Ephesians 1:18 reads “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints.”  

At this moment, all around you, God is protecting, watching, covering, and blessing you.  My prayer today is that we will open our eyes to God who is with us: 

God, please give me an understanding of the hope to which you have called me and help me know how rich and glorious your blessings that you have promised me are.

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