Should We Always Get What We Ask God For?

Friday, 30 May 2008

On my way off to KLCC after a quick lunch at our building's food court, I bumped into a lady who goes to the TA fellowship. We started chatting and she was telling me about her godson who is part of the Selangor under-12 state team. Apparently they lost by just a single point to the Sabah state team (and to make matters worse, it was because of an own goal). They were understandably upset.

So I said, well, whatever the outcome, that's just how God intended it to be, right?

Her reply to that was, "I think the other team fasted and prayed for their victory--we only prayed. Maybe we didn't do enough lah!"

I was somewhat taken aback by her mentality--because it implies that she thinks if she does more, God will definitely bless with 'more', i.e. what we desire. Isn't that going against the grain of the concept of Grace? That we receive what God wants us to receive, not because we necessarily did something to deserve it.

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