Minister’s Message 17th February 2019

Good for some but not all.

The weather has been pretty sunny for some time now and personally, other than the challenge of sleeping at night, I’ve been loving it. Swimming whenever possible, being out side in the sun, and having fun. Yet at the same time I know that the sunny dry weather has had a significant impact on the farming industry and really anyone who lives off, even partially, the land.

That contrast got me thinking specifically about prayer, and that we don’t always get what we pray for. I know that God wants the best for us, and surely when we pray God wants to give us what we ask for, that is, unless it hurts others or hurts ourselves in ways we can’t understand. Prayer is something which we should always be doing, and we should be expecting answers while remembering that our understanding is limited.

God on the other hand, created us, and knows what is best for us. So when making requests to God through prayer we must be mindful that there are many other things for God to consider and many other things that have to be brought together before he answers.

When we think about answers to prayer this way, we can be much more mindful of what we ask for, and when we see God answering it, it should actually be more humbling and bring a response of praise and worship.

In Christ