Ever heard the saying "it's not what you know but who you know"?
Have you ever gotten yourself in a mess and wondered, "Who can I call to get me out of this?"
Ever hear a spoiled kid say, "I'll tell my mother."?
Do you know anyone who does not appreciate what they have? Do you know someone who is never satisfied? These attitudes make us turn away from people we see act in these ways.
Look close at these attitudes and think about the last prayers you prayed. No wonder our prayers never seem to get answered. It's all about us. My wants, my wishes, my needs. I think we probably sound like spoiled brats. "I want it now. I deserve it now."
What does God want us to be concerned about? He told us not to worry about what to eat and what to wear. So, if God said he would provide us with all we need, how should we pray and what should we pray for?
I once was visiting a race horse trainer. He pulled a horse out of stall and let him graze on some green grass. He grazed a few minutes then took a big bite of dirt. Now this is a horse that gets every vitamin known to man but still something is missing. The trainer told me there was a mineral that the horse was lacking. Wish I knew what it is, I would be a rich man. Therefore, he eats dirt to fulfill that unknown need.
We have seen people around us put dirt in their mouth, in the form of drugs, alcohol, etc. They were searching for that "something" that is missing.
We should be praying for people who do not have clue what they need. They eat dirt but expect more blessings. Really?
We as Christians are left on this earth to show that Jesus is the missing ingredient the world is searching for. Pray for them.
Matthew 6:33-34: "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof."
Jerry Huff is a minister for Cornerstone Church