What Kind of God do you Want?
Monday, March 8
“I am the Lord your God…You shall have no other gods before Me.” Exodus 20:2-3
When we reflect on our prayer life, the title’s question is answered. Too
often, we regard God as our personal butler, using God as a means of
obtaining things that we want. Carefully listen to your own prayers.
What do you hear? Often, we pray for things like our health, wealth,
happiness. We ask that our 401(k)s do not diminish in value and that our
kids and grandkids are kept safe. Most often, our prayers are our way of
telling God what to do to make us happy. Are you using God like
Amazon, ordering things in prayer and expecting God to deliver
overnight? Learn from Jesus’ prayer, “That they all may be one. As you,
Father are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the
world may believe that you sent me.” (John 17:21)
Father in heaven, please help to restrain me from telling you what you
should do and simply to report for duty. In your name. Amen.
Thomas Kent Guelzow, Spirit Lutheran Church