Welcome to the Hotel Prayer-ifornia


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Marie Colantoni Pechet from adventuresinspiritualliving points out a common failing: prayer is our last resort. We try everything else, and when nothing works, then and only then we finally turn to God. It shouldnโ€™t be that way. We ought to seek God first.

Instead of being a last resort, God should a five-star resort. Hahahaha! Why not? Being with God is better than a sumptuous buffet! His rest is better than the king-size bed! The panorama of the Bible is prettier than any Caribbean view. Etc.

But we allow so many distractions to pull

from cloud lounge (where I always find the best photos)

from cloud lounge (where I always find the best photos)

us away. The good-old-do-it-yourself spirit of America is strongly ingrained. And often we simply donโ€™t believe until we have no other option: the doctor gives us six months, the bank forecloses, I go 10 years of virtually stagnant ministry until I finally get it. AHA! I should have started with what I ended (prayer).

 

17 responses to “Welcome to the Hotel Prayer-ifornia

  1. YES! And I’m proud to say after over 20 years of searching I finally found a church I can call home, and during a time when I was happy, not desperate! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. How true. God wasn’t in my life, but God was the last in the life I once lived, God quickly became the first in the life I now live. May your prayers be answered.

  3. Wow, love this post and this whole attitude and approach! Love all your posts, actually, but got a particular kick from this one. (Soccer joke refers to your recent post haha) Thank you.

  4. Taste and SEE that the Lord is good. – I love how He uses mixed sensory there.
    Loved your post!

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  6. VictoriaJoDean

    Love the imagery of a sumptuous buffet – our prayer table with Jesus. ๐Ÿ™‚

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