“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