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  • Writer's picturePastor Mark Farley

We Gotta Supply The Mustard!

There is a good story about prayer I learned long ago. It's a reflective question and goes something like this:

If you sit in a dark closet all alone and pray for a hot dog, will God bring you one? Now unless you live under a rock you know the obvious answer is no. Hopefully your prayers give you the willingness to get up and provide your own action to go and get the hot dog.

This concept is applicable other things in our lives. Prayer opens our heart to provide the actions and efforts on our part needed to bring about the changes we are seeking. When my actions and efforts match what I am praying for, good things happen. Check your experience…

“Faith without works is dead.” Big Book pg 88

Lord, please remind us that You can and will answer prayers but we must supply the willingness in our efforts and actions, AMEN.

“What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?  If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?  So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” James 2: 14-17  

Have a blessed Day y’all! 


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