So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.  2 Corinthians 4:18

Kids love to play pretend.  When my oldest daughter was three she had an imaginary friend for a while that she talked to throughout the day.  And now my five-year old can play for hours in her room with her dolls pretending all sorts of fun and adventurous things that in real life would just never happen.

 Even as adults we don’t always outgrow playing pretend.  It may take a slightly different form but we sometimes imagine the perfect life;  a beach house, fast car, no problems, everyone likes us, our boss evaporates into thin air and is never seen again, every day is sunny but not too hot, the grass never grows too long and we don’t have to spend our Sunday afternoon mowing it, there are no bills, and we can eat as much cheese cake and chocolate as we like, never exercise, and still look like the model on the cover of the latest fitness magazine. 

Now living in “Lala Land” may get us put into a psyche ward, but 2 Corinthians 4:18 tells us to “fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.”  And Romans 8:24 tells us that “hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has?”

Our prayers to God are our hopes and desires, and hopefully we have spent enough time with God that His desires are the desire of our hearts.  “May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.” Psalm 20:4

Therefore I say unto you, whatever things you desire, when you pray, believe that you will receive them, and you shall have them.  Mark 11:24