We were praying but nothing was happening. At least it didnít seem so.
Normally my wife has clear direction where God is taking us. She did this time too, but no doors opened. We loved our ministry, but it was only part time and the bills were mounting higher. People were helping, but we couldnít depend on them forever.
So we prayed and sent out resumeís-hundreds of them. No response. Believing God had just the right spot, we kept praying and sending. In his time God rewarded our efforts and opened a door several hours away.
It wasnít the first time God appeared silent and lazy. But apparent periods of Godís inactivity teach me to pray continually (I Thessalonians 5:17) or as another version reads, Pray without
God never seems to be in as big a hurry as me. When Iím behind on the rent and the utility bill is due, I need action quickly. When the loan company threatens to repossess my car, I need a Red Sea miracle immediately. When my child wonít listen or canít focus and the teacher is hounding me with calls and emails, I need a quick God-fix.
Iím always praying about something. And thatís Godís plan. Not stop everything Iím doing and get on my knees necessarily but a continual attitude of prayer whether my eyes are closed or my lips are moving. Prayer shows dependence on God. It acknowledges I wonít act if he doesnít. Prayer confesses my belief Godís in control of world events and those in my life. Acknowledge Godís rule and your dependence through regular prayer time.
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