Friday, March 4, 2011

Anything For You, God?

As he was saying his morning prayers, little Ben surprised his parents by praying, “Good morning, God. What can I do for you today?"

Often our prayers are focused on what we want God to do for us rather than us asking God what we can do for Him.

Could it be that we have shaped God into the image of a bellhop that we would find in a hotel? We dial a number, place an order and then wait at the door for someone to appear with our requests on a tray. Do we see prayer as the ultimate in heavenly room service?

One day Paul heard a voice saying, "Get up and go…and you will be told what to do!"

Our Lord sees a world full of people who need His love and salvation, grace and hope. And He has given us, His children, the responsibility to bring those who need Him, to Him. When we pray we must first be willing to "get up and go" to serve Him before we "dial and wait " for what we want.

Prayer: Lord, when we pray, let us first hear what You want from us and then make our requests. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture: Acts 9:6

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