Artist: Young & Free
from Amy Carmichael, Edges of His Ways
“He went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees…and prayed.”
“Daniel did not have to open his windows when he wanted to commune with his Lord. Apparently they were open, as our Indian windows are, all the time. Is it not a perfect picture of how we are meant to live? We do not have to spend even one minute opening our windows, if our custom is to keep them open. To be earthly-minded, moved by self-love, self-pity, self-will – that trend of feeling which leads to self-occupation – is to close the shutters.
Are my windows open toward Jerusalem? Is my whole being, with all its various ‘windows,’ always open? Sometimes winds blow from one side or another and a window is blown shut. If that happens, do I know it at once?
Lord Jesus, let me know it at once. Do not let me go on with any windows shut or half-open. Lord, help me to keep my windows open continually toward Jerusalem.”