Monday, March 27, 2006

Powerful=Dangerous

This statement by Dallas Willard got me thinking. I’m beginning to develop a satisfying answer to why our prayer seems to lack the power Jesus said it should have.
One good public answer to our prayer might be enough to lock some of us into weeks of spiritual superiority. Great power requires great character if it is to be a blessing and not a curse, and that character is something we only grow toward.
Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy, p. 368

What do you think?

Pastor Rod

“Helping you become the person God created you to be”

3 comments:

MTF said...

Guilty. When things are going well I tend to lose perspective on who it was that that made it so. I typically will assume a majority of the credit for my good fortunes and lack the gratitude due the Creator and Provider of all things. May His spirit make me worthy of more blessings. MTF

Don B. Johnson said...

Everytime God shows us something or does something thru us, we can fall into thinking we did it.

Tony Myles said...

Good stuff... a person with an answered prayer is full of Christian cliches... a person waiting on an answer to prayer needs to hear none of them.