Many years ago when I was married and lived in Oklahoma, my husband and I attended this small church. I remember this one Wednesday night at prayer meeting just like it happened yesterday. The reason why I remember it and will never forget it is because of a man who stood up and prayed. He said in his prayer “Why did You do that? That was a wrong decision. You shouldn’t have done that. It would have been better to do it like this and now I have to suffer the consequences”. I wasn’t even saved; I was just going to church because that was the thing to do but I knew that prayer was terribly wrong. How dare we criticize the Potter and tell Him what to do, we who are but clay!
There is nothing wrong in voicing our fears and doubts and questions to God but none of us have any right to tell Him how and what He should do. If He had chose to do so, He could have made us like puppets and all He would have had to do is pull our strings but He want us to love Him and serve Him because we want to and because it comes from our hearts. Yet all too often we treat Him like He is our puppet. We try to pull His strings and make Him perform the way we think is best for us. How we must break His heart when we treat Him like this.
Are you encouraging or criticizing God? Are you telling Him what a wonderful job He is doing in your life or are you asking Him why He doesn’t do things your way? Have you thanked Him today for all that He has done for you?
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