Don’t pray small


treeOften, the struggling pastor goes only for subsistence. He prays for just enough to pay bills and keep the church open. It’s true that God takes us through years of skinny cows, but He never wanted us to succumb to unbelief. He tells us to pray believing for ever bigger things. We fail to pass the test when we scale down our prayer requests, as if we ask too much, or as if God doesn’t want to give us. Bigger is in His interest because His kingdom grows. So go for something outrageously huge next prayer!

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16 responses to “Don’t pray small

  1. Yes, indeed! I believe in BIG! God sees us as his adorable precious children and has so much to give us. He is a Father who can’t do enough for us, but he wants us to ASK and trust.

    I’ve seen too many miracles to not pray big! I’ve been working on a miraculous prayer for the past few years. It hasn’t happened yet, but God never ceases to amaze me in his signs that it will happen and everything will be A-OK!

  2. P.S. — When I pray, I am like the little Chihuahua who thinks he’s a Doberman — always thinking BIG! :)

  3. Thank yo for the reminder.

  4. Ha Ha Ha….Really funny Pic.!!!!!

  5. Great enCOURAGEment! Thanks!

  6. Very, very true (and I love the way you write. I am enjoying your blog very much). :)

      • I totally agree. I’m glad I found your blog, I come away always with a smile on my face. More importantly, though, through your unique style, you trigger fresh thought and I am sure I’m not the only one to reflect quietly on the meaning behind the humour. So, I thank you for it, you have wonderful insight and a wonderful way of sharing it.
        :)

        • I catch energy from people all over. People who express themselves intelligently in turn make me think and inspire me to express myself. Great to be in contact! I haven’t been the biggest sci-fi fan but recently (finally) read Ender’s Game. I like how it treats important themes!

          • Thank you so much for checking out my blog! :) As a kid I didn’t much like sci fi either! The characters were so often presented as soulless – so I began to create it in my mind the way I wanted to see it portrayed. In more modern times, sci fi went towards doom-and-gloom and has often become a political message (usually anti human, as in “we’re so bad we must be stopped” or – worse – “we must sacrifice civilization to save the planet”). I don’t like that either!!!

            Although I employ rough language and some pretty rough scenes in my writing (and I put that here as a warning because I do NOT want to shock or offend anyone from here who might glance across), I also believe in personal accountability, the strengths of individuals (humor, wonder, creativity), and the power and design of something so much larger than the physical plane (God/Spirit).

            I like your blog very much because you show those very things in real people and in real situations.

            And to get back on topic and talking about prayers answered – I’m so glad I found your blog! :)

            Happy New Year to you. :) :) :)

  7. Don’t you love it when you pray for something, and God answers in a wonderful way, and then you say, “I can’t believe it!” :)

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