Prayer works where science fails (221)
Welcome to another episode of TOMCAST,
To even talk about prayer in a world dominated by science, government control and economic dependency seems futile. But prayer works in the midst of these dominating forces and even where angles fear to tread.
To the pragmatist without faith, prayer is nothing but defeat on legs.
To the faith filled, prayer leads us to a pragmatic path that seems irrational at times and overly optimistic.
When laws are or aren’t in place to protect the helpless, the prayer filled person acts nonetheless.
When the possibility of an outcome seems completely hopeless in the natural world, the prayer filled person rises to the challenge and builds bridges of possibilities.
Prayer acknowledges two things
1. We are not alone in the universe.
The creator of all things that put all the laws of the universe in place, is greater than the science we discover.
The creator of the universe is not just a force, energy or vibe. The creator is a person that relates to humanity with all its complexities.
When I first grasped this simple truth in my teen years, it changed everything about how I viewed the world, which led me to pray, pray, pray..
My initial prayers were like a baby to a parent. Give me, give me, give me!!! I struggled when I didn’t get what I thought I wanted out of life.
As I matured over the years, prayers were, teach me, teach me, teach me.
Prayer is aimed at building a relationship with our creator.
We are not alone
2. Prayer or the lack thereof teaches us a lot about our selves
Like obstinate children refusing to grow up or like open children wanting to mature, prayer reveals a lot about what’s going on in our heart.
It’s not unique to see humanity despise the creator and take all the credit for their achievements. These are the ones that deny the existence of God and make themselves godlike. This is ancient and not something new coming from science. It’s a form of idolatry when we make ourselves greater than the creator.
Don’t underestimate the prayer of a humble person relying of God’s Grace to fill voids in a life that success, science and human knowledge alone can’t.
A prayer filled person leans on God daily and patiently waits to be justified if need be, that prayer triumphs self enthronement.
If you are in a place where the obstacles of life seem overwhelming, pray and let’s see what God will do.
Knowing Him is the prerequisite of the meaning to life, from there, all things are possible.
He can move the mountains that are in your way.