Don ‘t let God be a Three Wish God

As Christians we often say we believe in a God who has immense stake in our lives, and helps us everyday. The trouble is we don’t always act that way. What I’m saying is that we sometimes treat God like a genie, we start thinking that God will only perform so many miracles, or healings, or forgivings, and then He’ll cut us off.

Psalm 103:8 — The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.

God is very patient with us, and He doesn’t have rules saying things like “only three miracles per lifetime,” and “I only forgive 20 sins a year.” That kind of God wouldn’t be the same kind of God who sent His only son to die for our sins.

When we start to think that God sets limits on what He will do for us we stop involving Him so much in our lives. We only bring the big things to Him This is not the right way to think about God. He doesn’t only care about the big things like recurring sins, and family deaths, He also cares about you school grade, and you getting lunch.

Luke 12:7 — Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

That being said, we also need to remember that God has the power to solve all of our problems (if it is His will). sometimes we forget that, or we are scared that God won’t solve our problems so we bring only small things that we are already sure about. For instance you might pray for help on a test that your pretty sure you’re going to ace. While this doesn’t hurt, it shouldn’t be all you bring to God. God doesn’t only deal with big things, or small things. If God knows how many hairs are on your head surely He how many legs you have.

God isn’t a genie. He won’t stop loving you after three “wishes.” If that was what God was like what would be the point of following Him. God is an all powerful being who loves you and can help with everything from day-to-day issues to life changing events.

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