This revelation is too big to eat in one sitting. So today’s manna is an appetizer portion with one of those big, leafy, lettuce things under it.
Do you ever listen to your own prayers?
I need…. I need…. I need….
I want, I won’t, I don’t, I can’t…
Are You…will You… aren’t You…when, why, how are You going to….?
It really is kind of scary. Not that God doesn’t love our heart felt cries for His help. He has complete mercy and grace for His children.
But what if we are praying all — I don’t know–wrong? What if we don’t have to persuade God to action, but rather we pray to persuade ourselves to believe?
Do we want lives of ease and even boredom, or do we want to see God in action?
Too often our prayers revolve around asking God to reduce the odds in our lives. We want everything in our favor. But maybe God wants to stack the odds against us so we can experience a miracle of divine proportions. Maybe faith is trusting God no matter how impossible the odds are. Maybe our impossible situations are opportunities to experience a new dimension of God’s glory.
pg 24, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day.
I am so confronted by my desire for divine relief instead of the display of God’s glory. How bad is your situation? Pretty bad, huh? Then it is really, really important for us to know: Just how big is our God?
Main course on Monday.