Friday, February 25, 2011

fishing for money

my coworker and I were talking about the lottery ticket yesterday. she had told her husband about it, and his response was one of surprise. I guess a lot of people have been taught that you don’t ask God for money. or if you do, there are only certain ways He’s going to answer you, and they wont be very satisfying answers.

not so. she reminded me of the time Jesus told peter to go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take up the first fish that comes up. He told him to open its mouth, and there he would find a coin worth enough to pay his taxes and Jesus’ taxes. (matthew 17:27)

sound crazy? is it any more crazy than being told to go buy a lottery ticket at night, from a certain convenience store, an hour before the drawing?

God isnt limited to religious belief. although, He is often limited by it. too many people base all their expectations on what they heard in sunday school, and never actually find out what God believes.

it grieves Him when we limit Him.

mark 11:22-24

22And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

23For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

24Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.