- Yes (Psalm 118:5; Matthew 6:33-34)
- No (Disobedience: James 4:3; Teaching us: Hebrews 12:5-11)
- Wait (God’s time isn’t ours: Luke 18:7-8: Ecclesiastes 3:11)
- God’s way (Different than our ways: Isaiah 55:8-9)
Monk and writer, Simon Tugwell shares the secret which is no real secret, “We had thought of God as the dispenser of all the good things we would possibly desire; but in a very real sense, God has nothing to give at all except himself (pg 124.”Prayer: Living With God”).” God wants us to want him, not because he is some needy, codependent deity. Jesus was pointing us to God because there is no person, no entity in all creation who is truly worth our time and energy as God! This has been the single most important revelation (personal understanding) which has changed not just HOW I pray but WHY I pray and WHAT I pray. I am convinced it holds the possibility of changing not just how you pray but how you relate to God.