I know God has many places in His Word that say IF we do something, HE will do something but do you ever put conditions on God in your prayers?
God if you will heal, help, stop, change…
then I will………
Some might say that isn’t how you should pray – I would usually agree, but I’m seeking a bit more understanding on this after considering Jacob’s wrestling match and the many places Moses would put conditions before God.
If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth? Exodus 33:15-16
Thankfully, God is not afraid of our questions. In fact HE likes them!!
I definitely realize that God is Holy, Creator of All, but He also wants a “relationship” of intimacy with us. We don’t get to know anyone without asking and listening.
If all we know is the fear, awe and reverence of God, do we really know Him?
Have you every asked God, “What’s on Your heart today Lord?”
Try it – see what He has to say to you today – or maybe ask it everyday. He definitely has a lot to share if we will give Him room to speak.
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Good points and great selection of scripture to go with it. I have always believed we do negotiate in our prayers, yet lately I have come to realize the negotiation needs to change me not manipulate God. Mostly though I do agree that we need to be more open to what God is telling us, we need to open ourselves to see and hear and feel what God is directing us to do. Thanks for your posts they are always really inspiring.
I thought of Abraham’s “contending” with God for the 50….down to 10 righteous, it was a heart to heart. And also the question – why didn’t Abraham dare to say – “What if just 1?” Manipulation is never the right heart. Blessings to you Lucinda – thanks for sharing your heart ❤
There is something to be said about conversing with God like you would with a close friend. We need to be able to reverence Him and be real with Him at the same time. Sometimes that is a fine line for me and I fall to one side or the other. That is one reason I am thankful for His unending grace.
I’m with you on all points Joseph. Peace and JOY to you!