Monday, April 08, 2013
The Only Prayer God Can't Answer
Is the one you never pray.
What I tried to do yesterday was give the congregation some examples of when Jesus responded to people reaching out with whatever amount of faith that they had. Faith that had holes in it. Faith that was only sure that they had to do something.
I tried to answer some questions that we've left unspoken for fear we might be looked on as less.
And with the last example - the Father who had been let down so many times, who had prayed so many prayers, who had just enough faith to try one more time...
we get honesty - "I do believe, as far as I can, but you are going to have to help me believe like THIS."
Just enough faith to keep asking, to keep hoping, to keep believing that THIS time it would be different.
The only prayer God cannot answer is the one we never ask.
Ask. Seek. Knock.
Don't quit believing.