Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Heavenly Miscalculation

Mark 10:38
But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?”

Some personal observations of how this scripture applies to me:
  • How many things have I asked God for that I’ve de-valued only because I have no clue the true cost?
  • I do this regularly in life. I always expect things to cost me less than they will. I always think what I own is worth more than the price I actually have to settle for.
  • I pretty much have earthly economics backwards and upside down. How much more do I have heavenly economics mixed up? The mistakes and miscalculations come to me pretty naturally.

How about you? Do you often miscalculate the price of prayerful petitions? Have you prayed for some things you're glad God didn't give you? Have you asked for things you've gotten and are now experiencing a little "prayer requester's remorse?"


Anonymous said...

many times i've prayed for things(like certain ladies) and then thought, THANK YOU LORD THAT YOU SAID NO!!! YOUR THE BEST DAD!!!

Unknown said...

Absolutely! I also have noticed that I'll pray fervently for something, and then forget about it. Later I'll see a journal entry or something that will remind me that God clearly answered that prayer. God made it important just because I asked, while I didn't.