Trevor McDonald the British news reporter has stated in an advert for glasses that “You are defined by what you have seen.”
Luke 11:34 (MSG)
Your eye is a lamp, lighting up your whole body. If you live wide-eyed in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar. Keep your eyes open, your lamp burning, so you don’t get musty and murky. Keep your life as well-lighted as your best-lighted room.”
For all you scientists out there, after watching a video about science demonstrating the double split experiment with a proton (matter itself) which basically sums up as “the simple act of observing matter changes the way it behaves”
with one youtube comment leading to this theory;
Psalm 139:2-6 (MSG)
A David Psalm
139 1-6 God, investigate my life;
get all the facts firsthand.
I’m an open book to you;
even from a distance, you know what I’m thinking.
You know when I leave and when I get back;
I’m never out of your sight.
You know everything I’m going to say
before I start the first sentence.
I look behind me and you’re there,
then up ahead and you’re there, too—
your reassuring presence, coming and going.
This is too much, too wonderful—
I can’t take it all in!
This puts sunsets and sunrises into the realm of – this sunset is just for me and the people watching it – it has shaped itself for just these that are watching. I have often been praying and reflecting on a topic and the very sunset itself seems to answer the question by its colours. It makes creation even more wondrous and makes me want to thank God for this creation that we live in. It is constantly in flux.
Psalm 119:18 (NKJV)
18 Open my eyes, that I may see
Wondrous things from Your law.
The very universe is changed by just observing (either eyes, ears, or as stated clearly by Jesus – the mind), so if we put our mind to the task, or our belief and prayers then we can change the very universe to conform to our will – which should as a Christian be the will of God. Does prayer change matter into rearranging and making the impossible – possible (normally observed behaviour rearrange into doing something that is considered impossible)?
Most Christians will agree that if you pray then God will act – although His answers are not always the answer we will want, but God’s perfect answer. Jesus says;
Matthew 17:20 (NKJV)
20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief;[a] for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
Believe in prayer for it works, it changes the very matter that we live and exist within. What is more heartening and encouraging is that Jesus tells us that all we need is a seed of faith, not a huge truck-load! God has set the condition that we have even a small amount of belief and his kingdom will become reality – the impossible will become possible – nature itself will be rearranged to conform to the will of God – God’s Kingdom on earth.
Set my feet on your path,
Set my mind on your thoughts,
Set my actions to your will,
Let my words stream from the very essence of your being,
Set our hearts to be alive with you,
Set our minds to be stimulated by you,
Set of souls to be shaped and grown in you.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit