Monday, July 7, 2008

Demands for God

The other day I went to a cookout. At the cookout were two small dogs. Both dogs were very interested in the food, and knew exactly who would give them food- their owner. This comes from receiving food after begging at other times before....anyway. The thing that amazed me was the persistence the dogs showed.

The made their presence known to their master, and made it clear what they wanted. Finally, they made it clear that they weren't going to leave until they got what they wanted. Eventually, they did receive a little bit of people food...a reward for their persistence and presence.

So, when you pray and ask for you just ask for it, or do you demand it from God. Don't feel that you're being selfish or greedy, unless of course you're motives are merely for your gain. Demanding God's blessings is perfectly fine, this is an expression of faith that God will give you what you need. Notice I said NEED, not just want. So, next time you pray for God's help, try trusting that it's going to happen and expect God to come through for you.

"He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever." Psalm 111: 5

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