Thus Speak Nirmal

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

God answers to ALL our prayers

This is one of the forwards I got in my mail box, it made me realize how wonderfully God had led us thus far. Despite that, we in our usual-selves are quick at saying "I pray everyday for my wants, but God doesn't seem to answer". We need to change this part in us to move closer to God.

Patience is what we need in prayer

When the idea is not right, God says, "NO".
No - when the idea is not the best.
No - when the idea is absolutely wrong.
No - when though it may help you, It would create problems for someone else

When the time is not right, God says, "SLOW".
What a catastrophe it would be if God answered every prayer at the snap of your fingers.
Do you know what would happen?
God would become your servant, not your master.
Suddenly God would be working for you instead of you working for God.

When you are not right, God says, "GROW."
The selfish person has to grow in unselfishness.
The cautious person must grow in courage.
The timid person must grow in confidence,
The dominating person must grow in sensitivity.
The critical person must grow in tolerance.
The negative person must grow in positive attitudes.
The pleasure-seeking person must grow in compassion for suffering people.

When everything is all right, God says, "GO."
Then miracles happen:
A hopeless alcoholic is set free.
A drug addict finds release.
A doubter becomes a child in his belief.
Diseased tissue responds to treatment, and healing begins.
The door to your dream suddenly swings open and there stands God saying, "GO!".

Remember: God's delays are not God's denials. God's timing is perfect.

The Lord wants the very best for us, but let us not arrogantly assume that we know what this "best" is.

As the trials of life and our circumstances continue to frustrate us, be comforted by the admonition from James: 5:7-11 "be patient; strengthen your hearts" and know for certain that "the Lord is full of compassion". Amen.

God bless you!

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