A lot of teaching tells me that if I just pray more, read more, go to more meetings, etc. God will do bigger and better things in and through my life. I’ve even been told that a lack of prayer has sometimes been the cause of people’s diseases going unhealed, or of someone being denied various blessings.
These beliefs cause me to question… Is God that powerless? Is He really dependent upon me in order to heal the sick or give good gifts to His children? And if so, doesn’t that make me – in effect – more powerful than God?
Who’s God, anyway?
My reflections on this topic touch on the fringes of a conclusion. I think God is God and these situations resolve as He sees fit, regardless of my coercion. Yes, it is good to pray, read, or whatever in order to align with His mind and His ways. That’s a privilege He grants us… but it doesn’t give us His powers or make us God.