I so wish I could rub the Bible, out pop’s Jesus and he would grant me 3 wishes. Wouldn’t that be awesome!?
Fantasy? Why!? Why can’t the all powerful God just grant me my wish? He created the universe and everything included, such as MONEY! Why wouldn’t God give me money? I’m a good person. I help others, I’m not a big sinner, I’m good! Why not!? I’ve been praying for money for ever and he just won’t give it to me.
Could you be praying wrong?
Let’s think about money for a second. Look at a bill, any amount. You will notice that each and every dollar bill has a serial number. God can’t just materialize money. It would be counterfeit. It would also not be good if he took the money away from someone else to give it to you (wait for it) without their consent.
Aha! Consent. So, when you pray for money you need to pray for someone to GIVE you the money. And remember a week or two ago I said that if God’s grace has not happened yet, something is missing, something is not finished, not ready.
Then, never ever pray for money, or a job, or any material thing. Pray for people to learn about your need and be moved to grant you your wish.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
“And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” Matthew 6:7-8
Pray for RELATIONSHIPS, pray that your relationships are blessed in abundance, that they are healthy, wealthy and happy and pray that you can love them as God loves you. And in doing so with a true heart God will see you and He will bless you.
Next week let’s talk about prayer strategies.