Words of (too much) comfort

Comfort

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Praying hard is hard because you can’t just pray like it depends on God; you also have to work like it depends on you.  You can’t just be willing to pray about it; you also have to be willing to do something about it.  And this is where many of us get stuck spiritually.  We’re willing to pray right up to the point of discomfort, but no further.  We’re willing to pray right up to the point of inconvenience, but no further.  Praying hard is uncomfortable and inconvenient, but that is when you know you’re getting close to a miracle!

-Mark Batterson, The Circle Maker, p. 112

Brilliant point. Do we really pray only to the point of discomfort or inconvenience, but no further?  Ouch.

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