October 26

Written by Bill Grandi on October 26th, 2020

When you think about prayer, there are a lot of crazy ideas going around.  ‘Course there are the lies and false ones (bordering on heresy) that you can tell God what you want and He will do it, especially if you name it and claim it in the name of Jesus.  There are those who say, “Why should I pray when God already knows?” That is a somewhat fair question. There is also one that I don’t hear much of in my circle but I know it is out there. Here is an example:

Praying to God and asking for a job or for Him to move in your life and provide some money (for example), but then just sitting in your chair-expecting the job or the money to fall into your lap. You and I might think that is absurd but then again you may not. It might be seen in another way. Say perhaps you ask God to provide for someone and you have the ability to do so but fail to help. That would be an example of James 2, of faith without works.

When we pray for something we should either be willing to get busy if its for ourselves or if we prayed on behalf of someone else. That’s like the two boys who were late for school. One said, “Let’s go!” The other said, “Let’s stop and pray we won’t be late.” The other said, “You can stop and pray but I prefer to pray while I run.” I think he got it right. 🙂

Run. Pray. Then keep running as if your life depended on it. Pray. Trust. Then do all you can in looking or searching.

“Father, I can pray in Your will and know you will answer. But sitting around and doing nothing is not what I believe you want. Trust and obey.”


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ed says:

    We were definitely made to pray and run!

  2. We must not just pray and then do nothing, especially when we feel God pushing us in a particular direction. Pray and run sounds great to me!
    Blessings, Bill!