A Quote Paul Slay Gave Us Which I Need To Think About
Prayer requires that we stand in "God's presence with openhands, naked and vulnerable, proclaiming to ourselves and to others that without God we can do nothing. This is difficult in a climate where the predominate counsel is, "Do your best and God will do the rest." When life is divided into "our best" and "God's rest," we have turned prayer into a last resort to be used only when all our own resources are depleted. Then, even the Lord has become the victim of our impatience. Discipleship does not mean to use God when we can no longer function ourselves. On the contrary, it means to recognize that we can do nothing at all, but that God can do everything through us. As disciples, we can not find some but all of our strength, hope, courage, and confidence in God. Therefore, prayer must be our first concern.