When asking God for something, I think we should be very specific. I know that God knows our thoughts and all, but I also believe He has a sense of humor.
For instance, once I asked God to help me get out of the desert. The next thing you know, the doctor says I have to give up sugar?!? What?! Didn’t You understand me?! I said DESERT! Not DESSERT!! Or the time I asked God to help me wind down. The next thing I knew; straight line wind was blowing trees down in the back yard. Didn’t He understand me?! I said WIND not WIND! And He created the English language!
Last night, a lady stated that she had come to church looking for peace, and ended up with a husband. I told her she should’ve been more specific, because she ended up getting a piece instead. Needless to say, laughter ensued.
Ok. Don’t any of you freak out over that comment! There’s nothing wrong with the partaking of “marital fruit”. Just remember it’s MARITAL fruit. Not “do it whenever we want to” fruit. And this couple did happen to wait for their honeymoon. Maybe that’s why they got married so quickly? I’m joking. Seriously, their marriage will be blessed because they honored God.
All kidding aside, we do need to be careful what we pray for. I know there’s been times in my life when I’ve whined, and asked God for favors; and I believe He gave me exactly what I wanted; but it wasn’t necessarily what I needed.
The bible says in Psalm 106: 12-15 “Then they believed his promises and sang his praise. But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his counsel. In the desert they gave in to their craving; in the wasteland they put God to the test. So he gave them what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease upon them. See, the Israelites got what they asked for, but it came at a price! I pray that my life. My wants, and the desires of my heart, line up with what God would have for me. His will be done!
Be careful how, and for what, you pray! You just might get more than you bargained for! And make sure when you pray, you’re very clear on the spelling of your words! 😉