Your Prayers Aren’t Enough (But His Are)

 

Have you ever prayed for months and months without receiving an answer? If so, you know that prayer is tough. It’s not for the faint of heart. 

When our prayers go unanswered, we often ask, “Why, God? What am I doing wrong? Are my prayers not good enough?” 

To be honest, our prayers are not enough. But our prayers don’t depend on us. They depend on Him.

Here are 3 reasons why our prayers are not enough (and why we should pray anyway.)

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7 Characteristics of Christlike Love

 
 

As God’s sons and daughters, He wants us to be transformed into the image of His Son. Although we cannot have His infinite wisdom or power, we can develop His humility, His kindness, His joy, and, most of all, His love. What does Jesus’ love look like? Here are several key descriptions that we’ve taken from the classic love chapter, 1 Corinthians 13. 

Read on to learn 7 characteristics of Christlike love.

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The Perfect Patience We Don’t Have

 

Patience is an increasingly rare virtue in our culture. If you want a latte, just pop in a Keurig capsule. If you want someone to talk to, log on to Facebook. If you don’t feel like going to the mall, start shopping on Amazon.ca. While these modern conveniences make life easier, they also make us more impatient. Conditioned to expect things immediately, we struggle with impatience when we are forced to wait. Unlike us, Jesus was perfectly patient. He did not squirm and worry during seasons of waiting. When the most patient of us would have worn the rockers off the rocking chair with worry, He would have patiently kept walking. 

Read on to learn 3 ways that Jesus was perfectly patient.

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