I would like to hear your thoughts....
example - "Im going to do xy&z because I will pray and God will provide."
Do you think that by praying alone God will provide... or do you think that we have to take responsiblity to make wise choices?
Do you think that sometimes you are meant to fail as a lesson for your poor choices in life and until you have really really learned that lesson you will not be given the 'stuff' you are praying for? That what you should pray for is the knowledge or lesson.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:44 AM on Nov. 1, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Humans need to take responsibility. For example, if your child has diabetes, praying to God will not cure them. They need to have medicine and its the parent's responsibility to provide it. Life is what you make it with guidence from your God..
Answer by Ziggy-Stardust at 10:50 AM on Nov. 1, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:03 AM on Nov. 1, 2009
Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 11:11 AM on Nov. 1, 2009
I think prayer is fine, but you also have to take responsibility. And honestly, I don't think God is going to provide anything to someone that would just be irresponsible about it. He gave us free will (to choose Him or not to choose Him), but that free will should also be used to make good choices in our lives. I doubt He wants us to completely depend on Him for every little thing we do. He's a deity, not a babysitter.
Answer by anime_mom619 at 11:36 AM on Nov. 1, 2009
Answer by teamquinn at 12:43 PM on Nov. 1, 2009
Answer by caitxrawks at 12:45 PM on Nov. 1, 2009
"However, God wants us to depend on Him (sorry anime mom) ."
There's a difference between being guided and depending on God for every little thing. I still believe that there is much He trusts for us to work out and the rest He will guide us toward. It's not really dependence as in a small child to a parent, but rather something akin to parenting an adult. My parents still guide my decisions from time to time because I ask them for their advice or help. They are older and have been through more so I seek guidance. It is the same with God. We should seek guidance, not to be completely dependent on Him. He doesn't want to babysit us. He wants us to choose wisely.
Answer by anime_mom619 at 1:22 PM on Nov. 1, 2009
Answer by Aasiyah at 1:25 PM on Nov. 1, 2009
Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 2:44 PM on Nov. 1, 2009
Answer by MamaK88 at 2:56 PM on Nov. 1, 2009