Thursday, December 18, 2014

What? No miracle?

God want us to trust Him to provide miracles when He sees fit. He doesn’t just dole them out mechanically, as if we can put in a quarter, pray the right prayer, and out comes a miracle. Miracles are never and end in themselves; they are always a means to point and accomplish something greater.—Forgotten God, page 88

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Indeed! Far too often people treat prayer as a magical process whereby they get God to do their bidding in their way. That's one of my biggest problems with "Name it, claim it, stomp on it, and frame it" theology (or, as my cousin says, "blab it and grab it"). It reduces God to an entity that we can control via magical manipulation. God is bigger than that!—or at least the God I know and worship is...
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