I’m Tired Of Underestimating God
Can I tell you a secret?
But before I tell you, you have to promise to share it with someone else.
Let me repeat…
I think you should share my secret with everyone you know.
Ready to hear it?
I underestimate God.
And I think you do too.
This past week…
I was driving home from work and thanking God for His goodness.
In other words, I’m always a grateful, content, mighty prayer warrior.
I’m not even close.
In all actuality, my prayer went something like this…
“Thank You for everything You’ve done for me. You have been so good to me and I continue to fail You. I selfishly pursue things for my own glory, yet You continue to bless me.”
To put it simply, God continues to be really good to me – even though I don’t deserve it.
I bet you could say the same.
But this blog post isn’t about me or my prayer that day.
It’s about what happened next.
It’s about the song that started playing on my Spotify app.
And the way God used the lyrics to shape my perception of Him.
All in His perfect timing.
“Grace that flows like a river. Washing over me.”
-Thank You Jesus by Hillsong Worship
If you take a close look at your prayers, I think you’ll notice one thing.
We never ask God – to be God.
Far too often, we only ask Him for things we know He can do. The easy stuff. The realistic things in life.
We ask Him to help us get over the flu.
We ask Him to give us peace.
We ask Him to make us more patient.
And those are ALL GOOD THINGS.
But do they really force us to rely on God?
Even though we believe Jesus healed people and rose from the dead, we pray like we’re afraid to ask Him for anything that rocks the boat. It’s kinda like we only trust Him to do the easy things.
But the moment I heard those song lyrics, I realized one thing…
God’s grace isn’t “barely enough”.
It’s like the Hersey’s chocolate syrup I put on big bowls of ice cream.
It’s a river that provides more than enough.
And I think our prayer life should reflect that.
That’s why my goal in 2015 is to pray more boldly.
I’m choosing to pray for things that rely on God’s power.
I’m asking God to do things I can’t explain.
I want to see His glory.
Does that mean God will grant my every request?
He may say no.
My requests may not align with His will. And I’m fine with that.
But that’s not a valid reason to underestimate Him and avoid bold prayers.
I’ve learned God’s grace isn’t running dry.
It’s not experiencing a drought.
I definitely don’t deserve it – and neither do you.
I guess that’s why they call it grace.