Friday, September 3, 2010

Watch Out

I only have the energy and mental capacity for a short post today. WOW am I looking forward to a relaxing holiday weekend!!

Watch what you pray for. First, you have to know that God always delivers on righteous prayers. Are you ready for that? Do you believe that God is going to deliver?
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault. James 1:5

Second, now you know he's going to graciously pour out whatever you ask for (He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all - how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?" Romans 8:32). So when we pray for Godly change in our lives, we had best be prepared to accept the opportunities God hands us to bring about change.

A number of people have reminded me lately of the movie "Even Almighty". The scene they mention is always the one in the diner - when God reminds the wife of Evan of her prayer from the beginning of the movie. God reminds her that he doesn't just make it happen - he presents opportunities for you to choose to make it happen.

So we pray to God. God presents us with the opportunity to take his gift. Then we have to choose to accept it.

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