Jonah knew God’s heart is for repentance, and he didn’t want that for the Ninevites. God enjoys blessing His children, but we often want something else.
“Every person should have a hunger to hear the voice of God.” – Check out 40 Bill Johnson quotes on prayer that will lead you to more of God:
Prayer is weakness leaning on omnipotence. – W.S. Boyd
Have you ever had God teach you the same lesson over again? I was all geared up to follow the same path again, but as I prayed I felt that above it all I needed to focus on displaying the fruit of the Spirit.
The Christian life is an adventure because we are following a God that is creative in how He deals with us. Have you come to know this wonderful adventure?
Is it not true that the folk who are most oppressed by the problems of prayer are the people who have least praying experience?
It is a totally wrong and fatal idea for one who would really pray to think of God as reluctant or unwilling to bless.
Prayer at its best is living with mind and heart utterly open to God.
…Although seasons in our lives when God is silent may be important in our spiritual growth, they can also be deeply disturbing. As a result we often attempt to solve the problem of God’s silence with simplistic explanations of complex situations, lopsided applications of Scripture and platitudes of premature comfort. We are afraid to simply wait with the mess of problems unresolved until God Himself unmistakably intervenes, as He did on Easter Sunday.
By withholding forgiveness I could very well be hindering God’s provision and plan for those I care about. The power of forgiveness is the path of life.
“Isn’t it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate?” – Read 15 Francis Chan quotes on prayer that will inspire you.
We live in two worlds—or better, in one world with two parts, one part that we can see and one part that we cannot. We are urged, for our own welfare, to act as though the unseen world (the rest of reality) is, in fact, more weighty and more real and more dangerous than the part of reality we can see.
If you want to experience the joys of Christian living and how to draw near to God, I highly encourage you to read The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer.