”Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance. It is laying hold of His willingness.Martin Luther
“Can I play now?”, “Can I play now?”….. The incessant request from kids parents too often hear. My resolve to install order and discipline in my children meets its match in their persistent request to avoid work and pursue entertainment.
It seems parents and children are at odds when it comes to expectations. But having given substantial thought to expectations as a parent, my desire is for my children to have a fulfilled life. The very reason I require them to educate and train themselves is for their benefit. If children regarded the willingness of parents to advance their progress, they would not consider their instructions cumbersome.
So with prayer and fasting, sometimes we think we are twisting God’s arm before he relents and grants our desires. How beneficial would it be if we could lay hold of His willingness to give us an abundant life! How wise would it be to seek His desire for our lives! How joyful would it be to accomplish His will!
“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” Mathew 7:11
Let us then pray to God to have His will done in our lives and not ours.