Sometime reading scriptures, it’s more self-condemnation than heavenly revelation.
You have not because you ask not. (James 4:2) Or maybe I did ask with wrong motives…search me God – You know my heart, see if there is any more ICK in it. (Psalm 139:23)
My prayers are not answered as “I assumed” so something must be wrong with me because nothing is wrong with God.
Have you ever felt any of those things? Or repeating your prayers gets old and it’s not working so you might as well stop and since there are no roses to smell, you might as well pick up a shovel and dig a hole…
It’s time to LOOK UP!!!
In a severe drought…Elijah starts talking rain… es muy loco mi amigo. Yet he prays and prays and keeps looking for what he knows is coming. He keeps looking and trusting and praying. And KNOWING GOD’S CHARACTER and FAITHFULNESS, Elijah doesn’t give up.
You might say, “I’m not Elijah. Well God is still God and He does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17)
So keep yours eyes toward the heavens…He is still there and you really are seated with Christ in heavenly places. (Eph 2:6) Ask Him to show you things from His perspective. He knows what is coming across the horizon.
….I see a cloud, small as a man’s hand…its rising… (1 Kings 18:44)
5 thoughts on “no quitting”
You are right! When it comes to prayer we really have to chuck our perceptions and seek God’s. I have learned God and time are not like me and time. For me time is a constant river flowing by and dragging me with it. For God it is more like a glass of water beside His throne of which He is casually aware and takes to drink at His leisure and at the time (see there I can’t even escape it when trying to explain it) He thinks is best.
Secondly I think prayer ought to be more about us listening and waiting for the Lord to tell us His thoughts than it is about us telling the Lord our thoughts. I think many of us could take the old adage to heart and be more effective “Speak when spoken to.”
I have found God speaks more into my silence than He does into my speaking.
Even just a study on what our “ears” are for would show how important that listening is! I don’t remember where this lesson was learned for me but two ears and one mouth – we should listen more than we speak. I kind of laugh in sarcasm when I hear the word “soon” from God….feels more like soooooooooooon 😀
I laughed out loud when I read your comment about “soon”. Sometimes with the Lord I use that old saying from Princess Bride “I don’t think that means what you think it means.”
Oh how very true!
Part of my renewing my mind day-by-day Lucinda. Blessings to you and yours!