Pocket Sized Thoughts – Prayer – Part 16

O, that You would tear open the heavens and that You would come down.” (Isaiah 64 :1)

Isaiah had been granted wonderful glimpses into God’s heavenly kingdom. The Lord had shown him much concerning holiness, peace, restoration, joy and eternal fruitfulness. Above all, Isaiah had seen the life of the Lord’s Servant, especially His sufferings (Isaiah ch 53), by which the things of the Kingdom of God would be made possible and available to believing hearts. Isaiah also understood the promise of the Holy Spirit who can transform the desert wildernesses of our lives into places of incredible beauty and delight. His response to these amazing visions is not to keep them to himself, but to pray that may be made a reality in the lives of people. His whole being is totally involved in the prayer. His heart cries out that heaven would not remain some far off, wishful location but become a daily reality as God Himself comes down and lives in His people. This gives a new depth of meaning to the prayer that Jesus taught us, “Your kingdom come …” (Matthew 6:10). Do we pray as sincerely and whole-heartedly as Isaiah did ?

PRAYER :- “Lord, teach me to truly pray so that Your kingdom may be in my life. Thank You.”