The Eyes of Your Heart

By Steven Koster

September 30, 2019

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!

About the author — Steven Koster

Rev. Dr. Steven Koster joined Back to God Ministries International in 2006 and soon launched ReFrame Media with a fresh vision for media and technology to build disciples and communities in Christ. During his time as Director of ReFrame, he also served as the Executive Editor of Today. Steven stepped down from these roles in 2019 as he felt led to focus on new challenges, including doctoral research and their family’s bed and breakfast in Grand Rapids. He and his wife Deb have three adult children and enjoy leading pre-marital counseling and marriage enrichment seminars. Steven continues to collaborate with Deb to produce our marriage and family ministry, Family Fire.

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