Have you ever reflected on your prayers and put yourself in God’s place? This is a thought that crossed my mind one day while I was saying my morning prayers, and it dawned on me that much of what I was saying was requests for things I wanted God to give me or do for me. And when I realized it, I immediately said “I’m sorry Lord.” After all, I was treating Him as if He were some sort of Santa Claus or a Waiter in a restaurant.
I’m sure I’m not the only one that has ever done this and after a little more reflection, I realized that it is probably the way most Christians pray, so at least there was a bit of consolation. lol
I’m NOT saying that we should NOT ask God for the things we want. After all, Jesus told us in Matthew 7 to ASK, seek and knock, but what I’ve come to realize is that it is oh so important, to include what Joel suggests in today’s quote.
Keep in mind that God knows what’s best for us and if we ask Him for something that may lead us down a path we’ll regret later, wouldn’t you want God to NOT deliver that to you?
Here’s another scripture that points out why adding today’s quote to your prayers is a good idea.
Isaiah 55:9 it says: “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.”