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Are we limiting God?
Observing how things are these days, some I’m sure are asking, where is God in all of this? How come he’s not just showing up and saving the day? Well, this may give some clarity on these kinds of questions.
Psalm 78:41-Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.
Can you limit God? The Bible says Israel did. And we have limited Him. We have limited God with our prayer life.
John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, said, “It seems God is limited by our prayer life. He can do nothing for humanity unless someone asks Him to do it.”
Why is that?
God made the world and the fullness thereof. Then God made man and gave him dominion over all the works of His hands. Adam was made the god of this world. However, Adam committed high treason and sold out to Satan. Then Satan became the god of this world (2 Cor. 4:4).
God didn’t just move in and destroy Satan. If He had, Satan could have accused God of doing the same thing he had done. But God devised a plan of salvation. And He sent His Son, whom Satan could not and did not touch, to consummate that plan. Through Jesus, God redeemed mankind!
Now the authority has been restored to us through Jesus Christ — and when we ask God, then He can and will move. That is why it seems He can do nothing unless someone asks Him to do it.
So today, in these times, ask Him what can you do to help him. What do you need me to pray for today? He knows the beginning to the end. Maybe we should start being quiet and listen and pray what He needs instead of what we think.
Ref: Kenneth E. Hagin, Faith Food devotions