His goal for my prayer life is connection with Him who is my Answer, not the answer in itself. Prayers don't equate His obligation to answer.
The world, circumstances, people and even God Himself pokes our hearts. Situations arise that wound us, people hurt our feelings, and God bruises us to heal us.
I know a secret, God has a plan beyond my thinking! The trick is to remain open handed the answer to receive Him as He wants to show Himself.
God has a purpose in bringing hateful people into our lives and it's not to harbor offenses in hatred and unforgiveness. We are to witness love.
Cancel culture is real and it is in all of our faces. And not only does it seek to silence the opposition...it’s ultimate goal is to destroy dissenters.
I used to tell God more than listen to God in prayer. What I have found is waiting in prayer is where we see answers to prayer.
An insistent pursuit is not a common position for even the average believer. Many slink towards God with hopes that He might possibly answer.
The centurion knew where his answer would be found and with great faith entreated Jesus for His Answer. Faith powers our insistence, not our desire or will or desperation.
Jesus commended the Canaanite woman for her faith – not her prayer, not her will, not her volume, but her faith. She connected faith to her desperation and shameless persistence and Jesus answered.
God likes our faith-filled insistence! But in reality, some of my pleading prayers feel more like a heavenly arm-twisting rather than relationship.
“Don’t come looking for an answer. Bring in the Solution!” When I step into prayer, I have the solution, because the Solution lives inside me.
Let’s pray like we are the sole source of prayer. Let’s pray like our prayers matter the most. We can change our world with His reality.