(10.28.21–You Have To Pray! –2 Corinthians 1:11)
My friend, may I ask you a question? Do we pray sometimes; content with God's "regular" answers to prayer, unwilling to deal with His miracles He often has in store for us?
My friend, Life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day.
I'm M. Clifford Brunner.
Do you believe in miracles or are your content with regulars? Most of us are content with regular stuff like dumb luck or good fortune. For example, the other day I happened to get to the office later than usual, knowing that all of the parking spaces are normally filled if you happen to get there later than 7:15. But, there it was: a prime parking spot right across the street from the office entrance. “A miracle!” I thought. Was it? No, it was good fortune or just dumb luck. It didn’t matter; I was happy with that. For the moment I didn’t have a great need for God to intervene.
Is that how we pray sometimes; content with God's "regular" answers to prayer, unwilling to deal with His miracles?
Here's a true, miracle story: An African orphans' mission was in dire need of a hot water bottle. So they did what they always did when in need: they prayed. The administrator asked the children for suggestions of things to pray about and told them about a tiny baby that had just come to the mission that could use a hot water bottle to keep warm. During the prayer time, one little girl, Ruth, prayed with blunt conciseness. "Please, God; send us a hot water bottle. It'll be no good tomorrow; the baby may die, so please send it this afternoon." The administrator gasped at the audacity of the prayer as Ruth added, "And please send a dolly for the little baby so she knows You love her?" The administrator said, "Amen" with misgivings. How