Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Getting Together Plans and Question

Hey guys,

Blogging is awesome Steve, cool idea for keeping us together! Greg, everything is copasetic . I'll try and give you a call tonight.

Also, let me say that I agree with Greg that we should get together more often. Sooooo, I'm proposing that we all meet at my place on Friday, March 16. Time ~8p. It's about halfway till our March meeting and it could be a chance for us to chill together. I'll send out an email as well. Let me know what you guys think either via blog or email.

Lastly, with my previous blog I would try and post a question to get a discussion going, so here we go. Jeff, after your last presentation on prayer, it got me to thinking about why we pray. Then i got to thinking about how God is in control of everything. Sooooo, if God is in control of everything, then why do we pray and ask Him for things? My point being is that we do not know God's plan and we could be asking for something to happen and it's not in His plan. Therefore, why even ask at all? Just wanted to get everyone's opinion on that.


pastor jeff said...

Kevin, first of all what a great question! I will be doing a sermon series in late April on the ministry of Prayer, so you will not want to miss it! Jesus told His disciples, "I tell the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete" John 16:23-24. If prayer did nothing other than what Jesus promised, it would be one of the greatest gifts God has given us. But prayer does even more. It changes the ordinary man and makes them extraordinary. Prayer changes us by drawing us closer to God, changing and molding us into His likeness in the process. David understood prayer's power as a personal change agent. His prayer in Psalms 25:4-5 describes the process that prayer takes a person through: Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior and my hope is in you all day long" This can only happen through a relationship with God and that happens through prayer which is communication with God. I hope that helps, I didn't meam to preach:) sorry

Steve Stockstill said...

Yes, good question, one of those we all probably ask ourselves at one time or another. For me, ithelps me feel closer to God in a way that I may not othewise be able to.

PEZ said...

Don't appologize for preaching brother Jeff!!! The only thing I would add is its the best opportunity to have a conversation with God and get more clarity on his direction for you. I know personally I need to do spend more time listening and less time asking during my prayer time. My conversations are too one-sided!