Do you ever ask for the same things over and over?
I pray for better circumstances for a child, resolving of financial issues for a friend, diagnosis of health issues for many of us.
But I wonder: regardless of shifting circumstances, is God using our questions to change us instead?
Is he shaping us through the conversations, whether the answers are no or yes or maybe?
The act of praying invites God into deeper places.
Keeping up our end of the conversation does more than we realize.
It exposes things in us, sometimes things more important than the requests themselves.
Our prayers don’t exist in a world of their own.
We are in dialogue with a personal, divine Spirit. He longs to shape us as much as he wants to hear us.
For now, by faith I’ll keep asking him.
And thankfully, by grace he’ll keep changing me.
Only a God as wise as ours can straighten us out as he untwists our questions.
So keep asking, keep talking, and keep trusting, knowing he’s not only at work in the problems; he’s at work in us.
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Have you seen God change you through your prayers? Please share in the comments.
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