Well, out of lazyness- once again I didn't change the channel and the 700 club is on.There was a story about a woman who lost her job and had her dreamhouse she'd worked so hard for up for sale, but through being specific in prayer was able to get another job and keep her house. That's fine if that is how she sees it.
Then the host (not Pat today) said this:
"He will do it for you, he loves you(your his kids? that's what it sounds like he says there) keep track of these things weather you keep track of the increase, or you say "Lord, here's the job I want, here are the details" Uh, that way, you know when he's answered the prayer. When you start praying with specificity is the time that God reallymoves into action, because then you'll know that it was him. It wasn't based on your own effort. It was based on him and what he can do for you then he backs this up with bible references
anyhow, is it just me or anyone else bugged by the part in purple...maybe it bugs me because my mother is one of those people who will never take credit for things she does-it's always how God got her the job, or whatever. I mean HE did't apply for the job, HE didn't interview...
Funny, I was thinking about the opposite today. I wondered what people who believe in the power of prayer think of those who don't pray (or even believe in any supernatural power), who go through the same hard times and good times. There is something called serendipity, where things seem to fall into place, just the right way at the right time, even if we're not looking for it. I don't call it supernatural, or luck, but just a happy coincidence. Things just sometimes work out that way. For those who are superstitious, it would be "natural" to attribute the happy change of circumstances to a supernatural being, but even people who don't believe in the supernatural find that the same amount of good and bad things will happen in their lives. People who pray get ill, so do people who don't pray. People who pray recover from illness, so do people who don't pray.
Answer by jsbenkert at 4:34 PM on Mar. 25, 2011
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Answer by KennsWifey at 11:41 AM on Mar. 25, 2011
Oh I don't need to get a job because god will pay all my bills. Good luck with that!
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