The Yes God

Monday June 13, 2011

As I write this morning in my jlog, I am reminded of Bruce Almighty, the movie that came out a few years ago. It is a story of a man who lost his job and God gives him the position of being God here on earth. It is played by Jim Carey and is very funny. There is one scene where Bruce answers every prayer that comes in with a yes and in a short period of time chaos begins to reign. Often in our prayers we think we know what’s best and want God to answer our prayers in a yes format. The problem arises when we are unable to see the future because of our lack of future vision. We don’t see how a yes answer to our prayer request could be negative to us and to our circumstances.

As I was reading Psalms 20 this morning, I came across this passage in verse five that seems to be saying what Bruce was doing for everyone by saying yes to all prayers that caused chaos. “. . . May the lord grant all your requests.”. May God grant all your prayers. It would seem that God is saying yes to all what we want. The fact is, God does answer all our prayers when we are in fellowship with Him, but sometimes His answers are yes, and sometimes His answers are no, and sometimes His answers are not yet. We need to come to Him with an open mind to His wisdom and insight and knowledge of our future to guide our daily steps. We need to come to Him with what Jesus prayed in the gardem when He prayed, “Not my will but Yours be done”. He knows best. He knows what’s best for our relationships. He knows what’s best for our jobs. He knows best for what we need. Not our will but His will be done.

On this journey He wants us to come to Him with our requests with an open mind so that He can direct our lives as He sees fit.

About James Gorton

I am happily married to Nadine, a person I've known for 20+ years. She and her late husband owned Airpark Auto Service where I took my car for years. Four years after my wife died we began dating and the rest is history. We have a blended family of 6 children between us and love visiting them across this country. We recently had our third grandchild between us. We love to hike, bike and ski. I am a psychologist and do relational life coaching for marriages and families primarily. I love what I do and never get tired of seeing marriages and families move to more healthy places in their lives. Five years ago my oldest daughter Deborah encouraged me to begin writing my thought into a blog I call my Jlog (Jim's log). I have become more and more passionate in connecting everyday experiences to spiritual truths. I hope that as you read my Jlog, you will gain insight into your personal life and experience true growth in your personal and relational life.
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