Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Challenge

Are you ready for a challenge? Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to lay a request before God. The more ‘impossible’ the request, the better. Small request indicate you have a limited view of God. Now, your request must align with Scripture. Winning the lottery is not consistent with God’s character. Asking for financial resources to meet your needs is (*see Prov. 30:8,9). Resist details such as telling God how your prayer can be answered. Remember, His thoughts are higher than ours ( Isa. 55:9). Let me give you an example: Yesterday, I prayed for God to change my heart and feelings for someone. I didn’t know how it would happen, but I knew my feelings for this person was interfering with God’s will for my life. I told Jesus I wanted Him to resume first place in my life and remove any/everyone that takes my eyes off of Him. When I put my head on the pillow to sleep last night, I could not believe what a transformation had taken place. As I tried figuring out how it happened, Jesus interrupted my thoughts with a simple, “You’re welcome. You just have to ask instead of trying to follow me on your own.”
Matthew 11:19 – “… wisdom is proved right by her actions.”

1 comment:

Mewie said...

That's awesome, Shelly. It's amazing how God answers our prayers.

For the past 6 months, I've been praying for those around me to have open minds and strong desires to seek Him.

As a result, I felt called to create a Seekers group where non-Christians are welcome to ask questions about our faith. Amazingly enough, 3 individuals from my college ministry got plugged in and accepted Christ. The third one just accepted Christ last Saturday. Needless to say, the entire ministry is very excited. Praise God!

My next prayer request is to recognize and seek out more individuals who want such transformation in their lives.