April 1 – Adjusting the Lens

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Adjusting the Lens

Sir Isaac Newton once said, “I can take my telescope and look millions of miles into space, but I can lay it aside and go into my room, shut the door, get down on my knees in earnest prayer, and see more of heaven and get closer to God than I can assisted by all the telescopes and material agencies on earth.”  Newton had it right: We can see more of heaven through the lens of prayer than we can through the lens of science.

The apostle Paul, who had been “caught up in the third heaven” (2 Corinthians 12:2), exhorted the believers at Colossae, “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth” (Colossians 3:2).  We are never closer to heaven than when we fall to the earth in prayer.  The believer is naturally equipped to do God’s work in the world when he is supernaturally empowered from the world above.  Such power comes from keeping our hearts and minds in prayer.

Whatever you are scheduled to do in this day, do not do it without first “looking unto Jesus.”  Set your gaze toward glory, and adjust the lens of your heart until you can clearly see the hope of heaven.

Daily Reading: I Samuel 18-20

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