I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. Ephesians 1:18-19 a
When you go to a restaurant, what is your highest expectation? Is it good food, good service, clean bathrooms, quick delivery? All of us have different criteria for what we consider a successful dining experience. If you ever had the privilege of working in a restaurant, you know there are things that go on the customers never see. Much of the preparation necessary to get meals out in a decent time frame are hidden from sight. Many of the techniques used to make the food taste so good are kept secret. And even some of the undesirable occurrences like spoiled meat and ugly produce are quickly removed from customer visibility.
In all honesty, if we saw all that went on at our favorite places to eat, many of us would make some serious changes. However, when we are at mom’s or grandma’s, we don’t care two cents about what the kitchen looks like. Why? Our eyes are opened in a different way. With family, our relationship with them affects what we see when it comes to the kitchen. We look with a lot more grace upon the situation. With them, the meal is more of a by-product of our relationship, so it’s always good. Relationship affects visibility.
As you spend time with God, reading and meditating on the promises of His Word, your relationship with Him will grow. Then the eyes of your heart will began to see things you never knew. There are words in the Bible that make no sense to you right now that will all of a sudden start jumping out at you with vibrant clarity. Spend some time in Daddy’s kitchen today. Don’t stress over the mess, just keep your eyes on Him. He knows what He’s doing, even if you don’t. I can promise you, the end result will be a masterpiece of delight.