Today’s Key Scripture (all references NKJV unless otherwise noted)

Set your mind and keep focused habitually on the things above [the heavenly things], not on things that are on the earth [which have only temporal value].

—Colossians 3:2, AMP

The closer you get to God, the farther you get from the things of the world. As you set your affections on things above, going through the process of being refined by God into His own image, you connect with heaven, losing the desire for things below.

It’s that simple, yet it is a process that is uncommon and costly.

That process is described in Zechariah 13:9, KJV—“And I will bring, the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.”

The refining fire changes you forever. It also changes your prayer life forever!

When you are more connected to heavenly things, you become less connected to earthly things. When you lose the desire for the world, it is because something is happening in your spirit. And this can only happen through prayer and spending intimate time with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

If you desire a deeper spiritual walk with God, you get there on your knees (though the position of your body is not nearly as important as the condition of your heart). You don’t get there with human knowledge. You don’t get there with ability. You get there with prayer!

A Prayer for Today:

Heavenly Father, at the start of this day, help me to honor and glorify You above all else. Open and enlighten the eyes of my heart that I might see You in all of Your glory. Help me to understand You better, especially how You desire to work through my life. Give me wisdom to make the best choices. Fill me with the utter desire to pursue You and Your presence more than anything else in this world. I’m eternally grateful that You are greater than anything that comes against me today. I ask You to lead me, guide me, and direct my steps. Cover me with Your protection and envelope me with Your love. And I pray all these things in the Name of Your precious Son who died for me that I can live for all eternity with You, Amen!