Over and over again we pray. Surely God is annoyed and rolling His eyes at this by now. Unless, of course, He’s not.
And He’s not.
God not only does not mind us praying the same thing over and over again; He actually wants us to, and here are three reasons why.
A few weeks ago, my wife, Emily, was invited onto the Drew Marshall Show discussing how God worked to bring her into relationship with him. The audio is now up at the show’s website here (note: link is to an MP3).
This was worth reading:
I still remember that sick feeling I got in the pit of my stomach when one of my church members told me why one of our men had abruptly left our worship service the week before. The pews are hard on his injured back, so when I saw him walk out, I thought nothing of it. But this particular Sunday the issue was something else entirely. His Sunday school teacher explained that he called her when the service was over to tell her that he left because he was not happy that “there was a black boy sitting up front with the rest of our youth.” He was concerned that the parents of the two white girls he was sitting next to were just allowing this to happen.
Crossway has put together a great 18 minute documentary about Packer’s early life, theological influences and enduring legacy:
The mentality that “nobody’s perfect” is killing our churches. Is it true? Sort of. Apart from Jesus, no one on this earth is perfect. But using that truth as a badge of honor or a license for sin does not promote holiness. In fact, it may kill our personal pursuit of holiness.