Posted by Russell Logston

What are most important things within your life?
In the Old Testament God rewarded Solomon because he asked for wisdom to rule the nation rather than money, a long life, or victory over his enemies. I always thought that to be an interesting story but as I consider life, I realize that there have been times when I have prayed for health, the finances to make ends meet or even more, and yes, in some shape or form victory over situations and even people who have opposed me.  

I do believe that God does answer prayer; although not always in the affirmative.  Sometimes we are better off without, or better off learning to deal with the conflicts within life.  Life is often a matter of not getting what we want or being where we want to be, and often it is in the more or less uncomfortable places that we find wisdom –perhaps that which we really needed but didn’t ask for. We discover that God is with us even if we are down and out and struggling to just get along through the day. 

What do you pray for? What about knowing Jesus better?  Perhaps in our Christian walk this is where God is striving to lead us anyway.   Jesus once said what does it profit a person to gain the whole world and yet loose his or her soul?  We can reverse the thought. What does it cost a person to loose the whole world and yet gain one’s soul?  God wants to give us that which is eternal and permanently ours –A life that will never be taken away.
Dear we pray  for a deeper faith?  At first we might consider this to be a dangerous prayer. What changes might it bring for you?  What blessing might it bring?
Pastor Russell