Thursday, June 10, 2010

Food for Thought

Are you hungry?

Chew on this one for a while!

The point of prayer is not to get answers from God, but to have oneness with Him. If we pray only because we want answers, we will become irritated and angry with God.

~Oswald Chambers


Karen

11 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

I love Oswald Chambers. Such a good thought. I once heard someone else say that prayer changes our hearts it doesn't change God's mind. Love you!

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Great thought to ponder. Prayer truly is more powerful than we realize.

Leah

Irritable Mother said...

Leslie - Yes! I pass a church on the way to work which has a message out front about prayer being - not to 'inform' God, but to transform us.

Leah - Oh, and I also heard someone say once that there is no power in prayer.
I thought the guy was crazy.
Until He clarified - the power is in GOD. That's right!

Patricia/NYC said...

I have learned that one, for sure!!! But what I have also learned is that once we are faithful to the state of "oneness", that is when the prayers get answered!!!

TheUnSoccerMom said...

ooooohhhhhh..... God let me find you for a reason!! I have a friend going through a very rough time. I'm going to share this with him. I've never thought of it this way. He's been feeling very hurt and angry w/ God for some time. I will share this quote with him. THANK YOU!!!

Irritable Mother said...

Patricia - Because when we are one with Him, our prayers will be in line with His will. Yes!

Jodi - God always has good reasons, doesn't He? I'm glad He made our paths cross.
And LORD, I pray for Jodi's friend right now. Please give him eyes to see You - Your goodness and power and holiness. Please draw him to Yourself, that he might truly know oneness with You. And that he might find joy in that unity.

Sara K. said...

So true. So true. My chuch's weekly eNewsletter said this week, "Do we delight in God, or delight in His blessings?" This is challenging! Because who doesn't want a life full of blessings? Yet, even that word 'blessings' is subjective -- what the world considers a blessing may not be what God considers a blessing at all. I always try to remember: God is good, and He does *only* good! (Psalm 119:68)

Also makes me think of Psalm 37:4 -"Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." I believe that means His desires become our desires when we "delight ourselves" in Him and spend quality time with Him!

God's girl said...

Can we say "ouch"! Very true:)

BusyB said...

very true!

gianna said...

I like this thought. I've been trying to just talk to God each night especially with the kids. I have been trying this for a while and so I'm hoping it will become more of a habit because I want to talk to God just like I'm talking to you. (how was that for a run on sentence!)
I love you!

Irritable Mother said...

Sara - Yes. I have heard the question asked, If God never did another thing FOR me, would I still think He's good?
These are all good things for us to consider.

Heaven - Sometimes the Truth hurts, doesn't it? But it hurts for our good.

BusyB - Yes, it is!

Gianna - It is a lovely run on sentence. I'm sure HE loves to hear all of your run ons and fragments, and any other thing you say to Him. *grin*