Your Kingdom Come

“This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in Heaven…Your kingdom come.”

(Matthew 6:9-10 NIV)

I came across a fascinating quote while walking in the Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World (see picture below). If you’ve been there, you’ll know what Walt Disney meant. There’s something “magical,” if you will, about being there. It truly does feel like you’re in another world. Unfortunately, this wonderful experience only lasts while you’re at the park, so the moment you leave, you’re brought back to reality. And let’s face it, there’s nothing magical about that!

God also desires that when we enter His presence through prayer, worship, praise and the Word, we don’t see the world we live in but feel like we’re in another world. It’s not an escape from the world we live in, but an anticipation of the better world to come when His kingdom comes. A Christian colleague once noted how being in church made her forget about life and she left feeling much better than she had before going to church. The good news is, this amazing feeling can last longer if we make time to be in the presence of the King every day. Because where the King is, there is the kingdom.

“Life is not about what’s happening around us, it’s about what He’s doing in us.” -Joyce Meyer

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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