There Is More To Prayer Than The Answer

I sit and wait for God to let me in on His, up until now, secret plot for my life. I have heard it a thousand times or maybe only one hundred times, as a matter of fact I don’t know how many times I have heard it and I don’t know how many times I have preached it but I do know that yes, no or wait are the only possible answers to my requests. So I sit and wait with nothing to do but wait until wait becomes a yes or no or maybe a no not now becomes a wait a little longer or a yes for nowbecomes a no for later or a wait becomes a…

Living for an answer makes prayer no more than a quest for directions.

Over time we have made our interactions with God about seeking His will. I would be teaching questionable theology if I said prayer had nothing to do with seeking God’s will. I also would most likely end up ducking holy lightening bolts (the holy lightening bolts may also be questionable theology). Prayer is the very act of seeking God’s direction, His provision and His blessing as we seek to understand His will and live it out in our lives but there is so much more to it than this.

The act of prayer begins a process.

The act of prayer is not the beginning of the process of God taking action in your situation as many would have you believe. The act of prayer is the beginning of the process of you trusting God with your situation. It would not be bad theology to say that God often waits for us to pray before He acts but it is bad theology to say that God requires us to pray before He acts. Prayer works because God has chosen to make prayer a part of the Christ follower’s journey of faith. Each prayer is a step in our journey to trust God completely.

 

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