Tuesday, October 22, 2013

And why should I pray about that?

One of our girls was faced once with a difficult situation unfolding before her eyes.  "Pray your way through it," I told her.  "God will guide you."

"But if God is bringing it about anyway, why do I need to pray?" she responded, not defiantly but in a practical sense.

"Because," I said.  "God will open your eyes and your heart to things that are not even on your radar.  You will see doors you never even knew were there."

Call to Me and I will answer you,
and will tell you great and hidden things
which you have not known.

                       Jeremiah 33.3

It is not that God fits into our agenda,
but that we follow Him
         into His day for us.

"Things don't always work out like we think they will," says pastor and author Francis Chan.  "They just don't.  But some of the best things in life are the things we did not plan."

Things, people, places,
        opportunities in disguise
 that are not even on our radar
                  but solid in His design.
Things that would 
                  take our breath away.

"Call to Me."

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