Posts Tagged ‘effort’

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I believe that there are times when God wants and expects us to use our natural ability to think and act for ourselves in the course of trusting him.

For example, if you want to lose weight, I think you can, and should, pray for God to help you, however, YOU have to NOT eat as much and YOU have to go out and exercise. God is not going to take away your excess weight if you sit on your couch and pray, “Father, please remove my extra fat,” while scraping out the bottom of a Häagen Dazs container.

He does not work that way. (more…)