This week’s reading is packed with a couple different themes – so rather than making a super long video – I focused in on Colossians 3:1-4 and HEAVEN!!! I can’t wait to get there!!
(If you are reading this in a feed or email – click here to see the video)
Martin Luther once challenged one of his students by saying, “I’ll get you a new horse and carriage if you can pray the Lord’s Prayer and concentrate on every phrase without losing your train of thought.” The young man thought, “no problem.” After he had prayed the prayer he however confessed to Luther, “all I could think about was the horse and carriage.” As much as he tried to concentrate on the Lord’s Prayer, his mind was drawn elsewhere.
Challenge: Do you feel like it’s hard just to sit down and focus on God’s word or talk to God in prayer? Are you distracted by the busyness of this world and your to-do list? Purpose to fix your mind on things above by simply reading verses about heaven this week. I’ve included an excellent resource for you below.
1. Randy Alcorn’s blog posts and videos on Heaven - you will find a boatload of awesome information about heaven here – enjoy!
2. Further study on this week’s reading (that I did not cover in this video) by John MacArthur:
Chime In: How do you stay focused during your prayer time? What helps you keep your mind fixed on things above during your daily life?
Walk with the King,