[From Lauris Shepherd, one of our Elders]
Often when we pray, we have in mind exactly what we think God should do, when He should do it, and we even try to tell Him how to do His job. Think about it. Does that really make sense?
Isa. 55:8-9 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Neither are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. 9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.
His ways are so much higher and better than my ways, it doesn’t make sense to insist on my way.
Prov. 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding.
I’ve concluded that if I’m going to trust Him fully and experience the good He has for me, I’ll need to distrust myself /my own understanding and not insist on what I think I want.
More often now I tell Him what I think the need is and then ask Him how I should pray.