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Are there ever opportunities to score or to make a great play that escape your notice? It was there, but somehow you just couldn’t see it. Are there other times when it seems like someone is shining a giant flashlight on the situation and the whole game slows down for you? Today’s scripture will enlighten our hearts to great treasure.
In the book of Ephesians at chapter 1 and verse 18 it says, “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.” How well do the eyes of your heart see?
Paul prays that these people’s hearts would be enlightened toward three things – hope, an inheritance and power. Hope is confidence in the future. An inheritance is provision from someone who loves us. Power is the ability to do what’s right.
This same prayer is applicable for us in the world of sport. I pray that the eyes of your hearts are enlightened to know the hope you can have, in this life and in the next. I pray that your hearts are enlightened to know the inheritance that is yours presently in the marvelous opportunity to compete and to have such teammates and coaches. I also pray that your hearts are enlightened to the power that is yours to make choices that honor your family, your team and even your God.
As you prepare to compete, echo this prayer for enlightenment and then watch for its fulfillment in this very day.
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