Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February 25 (Ex. 8; Lk. 11; Job 25-26; 1 Cor. 12)

Sometimes I think that we do not think very well of God. We come to Him in prayer and lay our requests before Him, but back in our minds we are saying, “I know He will never do this for me,” or something like that. It is true that in some of our prayers God has to say “NO” because if He gave us what we asked for it would actually harm us. Sometimes He has to say “SLOW” because it is a good thing, perhaps, that we ask for but it is just not the right time for us to have it. Sometimes He has to say, “GROW” because before He answers our prayer He wants to mature us in some ways. Finally there are times in which He says, “GO” and answers our requests immediately. NO matter what He might say to us in response to our prayers (No, slow, grow, or Go) we need to think rightly about God. This is what Jesus teaches us in Luke 11:13. Jesus uses the example of an earthly father. Any father desires to give good things to his children, and, unless he is crazy, the father will never give his son something harmful. Jesus says if earthly fathers do this, how much more will our heavenly Father! Trust Him! He has our good in mind….more than we can ever imagine!

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