Friday, April 3, 2009

Don't JUST Do It!

We returned yesterday from a trip to Israel with our family! My head is FULL of stuff I want to follow up on and study more of. I have so much to learn! Of all that I saw and heard, this one mini-conversation is really on my heart. I do not even recall how the conversation started but Nana T., as our kids call her, shared how we limit God. Someone had shared this same fact with her. Have you noticed that when we pray, we ask God that He would just do this thing or that He would just give enough? We ask for JUST instead of allowing God to fully bless us! What if God wants to do more?
You see, Nana T. went to the Holy Land in 2006 when someone in her church donated money for others to go. While there, she felt God calling her to bring her family. She knew it was a huge order and had no idea what God had in store to provide the finances for 10 of us, including our 7 year old son, to go to the Holy Land-but He did. I am pretty sure it was not a JUST prayer that Nana prayed. I pray that I will see where I limit God and allow him to fully be GOD! How about you? Don't, JUST do it!


hoppymomto8 said...

So good to see you back on my computer screen....I missed you. And I am so glad that you were blessed by your trip. Loved the pictures on FB!
I agree that we do limit God and because of that I have a hard time praying sometimes. I feel like we need to pray specifically for things but if we are too specific are we limiting Him? I want as many blessing and lessons as He has in store for me. As Jabez said, Bless me good! (or something like that)
Thanks for your insight:)

MamaBear said...

I always love reading your blog to see how God is moving in your life. Thanks for listening to Him. Love you, dear Friend.

Anonymous said...

What a great post! This is my first time stopping by your blog, but you can be sure I'll be back.

One express that has "just" in it that drives me nuts is - Christians are perfect, just forgiven. I'M NOT JUST FORGIVEN! I'm marvelously, totally, completely, eternally, forgiven because a beautiful high price was paid for me by the King of kings....

God is Just, but He's not "just" God!

I'm a Believer!

Anonymous said...

oops! "Christians are NOT perfect, just forgiven."