I was reminded of one of the movies my kids watched in their youth “Aladdin” and how the princess was pondering in her heart about a new world. What would it be like? She dreamed of what kind of life she would have and then a prince showed up to sing to her.
These are the lyrics from the song.
(I don’t own the rights to these lyrics)
I can show you the world. Shining, Shimmering splendid.Tell me princess, When did you last let your heart decide?
I can open your eyes, Take you wonder by wonder over sideways and under on a manic carpet ride.
A whole new world, a new fantastic point of view. No one to tell us no or where to go or say we’re only dreaming.
A whole new world, a dazzling place, I never knew, But when I’m way up here. It’s crystal clear, that now I’m in a whole new world with you. Unbelievable sights, indescribable feeling, soaring, trembling, free wheeling. Through an endless diamond sky.
A whole new world (don’t you dare close your eyes) A hundred thousand things to see.
I’m like a shooting star, I’ve come so far, I can’t go back to where I used to be. A whole new world, a new fantastic point of view. No one to tell us no or where to go or say we’re only dreaming. A whole new world, every turn a surprise. With new horizons to pursue. Every moment red letter. I’ll chase them anywhere there’s a time to spare and then we’re home. Let me share the whole new world with you. A whole new world, that’s where will be. A thrilling chase for you and me.
Of course we all know this is a fairytale of a story of a princess wanting a new life, looking for happiness and love by living outside the palace walls. She feels trapped and alone that there is no hope until Aladdin rescues her.
As a believer in Jesus, the Bible says that he will rescue you as you call upon the name of Jesus. You never have to feel alone for he will never leave you or forsake you. When you come to Christ, your home is forever with Jesus in heaven.
But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives and we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our savior.
Philippians 3:20 NLT
So when you place your life in the Lord’s hands your citizenship is in a whole new world that is above for eternity.
Your life is like a “mist” appearing on this earth for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14
When anyone is in Christ it is a whole new world. The old thing is gone, suddenly everything is new. 2Corinthians 5:27 ERV
Our perspective changes and we begin to see things with our spiritual eyes. By placing our trust and hope in the Lord. The earth is a temporary home. Despite the trials and tribulations, one must face knowing that the end result is heaven, where I will abide for eternity. The trials of this life and the sufferings can make us stronger if we turn to the Lord. He will help us through the pain and knowing that he will work all things out for the good.
For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him,since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had and now hear that I still have.
Philippians 1:29-30 NIV
The thing with the world’s ways is that it offers a wrong sense of security, hope and disappointments.
The pleasures of the world are temporary but the gift of God is eternal life.
Nothing last forever EXCEPT
The flowers fade and the grass withers but the Word of God is forever. Isaiah 40:8
Prayer: God deliver me from being attached to the world and it’s ways. I surrender to you and I want to live for you all the days of my life. I want to know a whole new world in you and to live and breathe and have my being in you alone! Help me to set my affections on the things that are above and to hold the things of this world loosely in my hands!
I pray this in Jesus name. Amen