Prayer is a call to action. It is a call for me to get involved in kingdom business. "Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." How is that going to happen? We have witness of it happening when Jesus walked this earth in the flesh. His will is that it continue to happen through His body -- Christians. To a significant degree, WE are the answer to that prayer.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Prayer: A Call to Action
In Yancey's book on prayer, in one chapter he talks about how prayer ought to spur us on to action. I love the visual he gives when he writes, "Sometimes, like the boy who asks his parents to solve a math problem while he plays video games, we ask God for things we should be doing ourselves."