Monday, February 20, 2006

Too Busy Not to Pray

I am reading this great book. You should check it out. Too Busy Not to Pray by Bill Hybels

Here are some exerpts from Chapter 2.
  • God is busy keeping the cosmos in order. He doesn't want to hear about my little problems.
  • God would think I was selfish if I prayed for my own needs. If I really love Him, I'll put myself in last place.
  • I know that "the cattle on a thousand hills" belong to God, but that's just a figure of speech. He's not in the business of taking care of me, and I won't ask Him to do it.
Have you ever made any statements like these? If so, you're not alone, but you're tragically mistaken. Those statements are all based on a lie straight from hell - the lie that God doesn't care about His children...
...If imperfect Fathers love to bestow blessings on their children, imagine how our perfect Father in heaven must delight in giving good gifts to us, His beloved children.

Look again at the statements made above that we have all made at one time or another. Think of how brutal they would sound if they represented the attitudes of a human father.
  • I'm busy at the office. I don't want to hear about your lost bike or unfair teacher.
  • Don't bother me with your personal needs. I want to take care of everyone but you, If you really love me, you'll survive on bread and water.
  • Sure, I'm rich, but there's no reason I should give you anything. Back off.
Good fathers don't talk like that. Now take a good father's feeling for his children and multiply it exponentially, and you'll know how your heavenly Father feels about you. No one's voice sounds sweeter to God than yours. Nothing in the cosmos would keep Him from directing his full attention to your requests. Is anything holding you back from making them known to Him right now?


1 comment:

Geppapa said...

classic. read it every year.