What’s your list like? Is it filled with requests for things you want and need? Does it have a space for others? Is it the first thing with which you approach God? Do you have space for praising God and simply acknowledging who God is and resting in God? In other words, when you pray, do you see God or do you see things?
Does this limit how you see God?
You’ve been told to cast your cares on God (Psalm 55:22). That’s true. You’ve been tole to make your requests known to God (Philippians 4:6) and to ask, seek and knock (Matthew 7:7–11). All true. However, you run the risk of reducing God to simply being the one who takes care of things, who gives things. This is also sad, because the result is you no longer see God and see only the things that God can give. What makes this sad?
Why you need to see God
God is so much more than stuff that you can put on a list. God is God, the Great I am. You miss the majesty and beauty of God. More importantly, when you don’t see God, you miss the relationship that God offers in Jesus Christ. You miss God.
Thus, it is a very important question. When you pray, do you see God or do you see things?
If you see God, you will be led to one response—to surrender in prayer to God. Thus, you will experience God more fully as you offer your honest, surrendered, heart prayers and live with clarity and peace.
When you pray, it’s time to see God.