April 12, 2014

Praying with Limited Reason

So often we pray and believe for something but without thinking even in our request we put God in a box....ASSUMING (innocently) that He's going to do it a certain way and with certain means and by a certain method. 
We prayed and prayed for Justin to find a job. (he was unemployed for 3 years) ASSUMING that because *GOD PROMISED* that He would meet our needs then it would stand to "reason" (with my EARTHLY reason) that God would answer this prayer of ours and come through for us. Little did I realize there was PURPOSE in Justin being home. He spent 3 years with his children....making memories. Because we did not know (in our limited understanding) that he was soon to go Home.
He only promised He would meet our needs.
He never promised me HOW.
I've done it time and time again.
Assuming God will meet a need a CERTAIN way. We don't mean to do it.
It's just the way our mind works. We are naturally steered in that direction. Because we need a reason. We try to come up with a plan. We think we understand God and how He's thinking. But we often times are no where NEAR to understanding His thought process.
Believe for the things in black in white.
If He said it....you can stake a claim in it.
But leave the process and the methods and the means up to Him.
He knows more than you do. He sees what you cannot. and He can be trusted to do what's best for YOU.

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
and your ways are not My ways.”
This is the Lord’s declaration.
9 “For as heaven is higher than earth,
so My ways are higher than your ways,
and My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9
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