Lazaroo – Friday, August 27, 2010

Aug 27, 2010 I Lazaroo.


Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with deep reverence:

“Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.”
(1 Samuel 1:17)

Oh, Jesus.

What I wouldn’t give to hear those words spoken to me!

Except…

I’m not always sure that what I ask You to do for me…

is best.

Obviously I think it’s best, or I wouldn’t ask You for it.

But I’ve lived long enough to discover that some of the things I thought were best…

weren’t.

I just don’t know enough, do I?

How could I?

I’m only human.

I see two, three or four facts
and think I know exactly what needs to be done.

But You see it all –

billions of relevant facts
over eons of eternity

and how my “simple” request affects people, places and events
I don’t even know exist.

Yes.

Answer my prayer, LORD –

but only if You know

it’s truly best.

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Job 38:1-41; Proverbs 16:1-2; Proverbs 16:9; Proverbs 19:21; Luke 22:42; Acts 18:20-21; Romans 8:26-30; 1 Corinthians 8:2-3; James 4:13-17; 1 Peter 3:17

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

One response so far.

  1. Ken Ferry Says:

    I agree that there may be a small number of times in a person’s life when an answered prayer would have “ripple” effects beyond our wildest imaginings (e.g. Jesus’ prayer in Gethsemane – the only time in the Bible, btw, when a prayer is recorded to include the often misquoted, “Nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”). But, we run the risk of falling into the trap of deism if we allow ourselves to think that God might not be all-knowing or all-seeing or all-powerful or all-controlling enough to be able to tweak any of the other myriad variables in His creation to maintain His perfect will while granting us our request.

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