One Minute with God: Heaven on Earth
As a man of faith, I learned early in my years to pray the “Lord’s Prayer.” In one of the verses, when the disciples were learning how to petition heaven they prayed “Lord, let thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.” This verse, for the faithful, would seem to welcome an invasive power from on high to fill the earth. Is it possible for God to intervene and invade our lives, and what would that look like?
Everyone wishes to imagine what awaits in heaven. That peaceful place where every faithful citizen may delight in an infinite retirement. A place where no sickness, disease, or tears are shed. The Bible actually gives us a small account of that when it states; “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.” Well if it wasn’t for “looney tones” it couldn’t get any more innocent than that.
Why wait for the end of your life to receive these promises? God desires to collaborate in ushering in righteousness, peace, and joy into your circumstances. Don’t procrastinate any longer, and invite heaven to earth. Simply believe, and pray; “Lord I need your help, and I invite you to invade my life today. Take over my circumstances, and allow me to experience your peace. In your precious name, I pray, Amen.”
17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit, 18 because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval. 19 Let us, therefore, make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.