(January 15, 2023) Richard Winter ‘cuts to the chase’!
Many people like to get straight to the chase… I’m sure you have heard the following:
- ‘Just give me the facts.’
- ‘Don’t waffle around.’
- ‘Just give it to me straight.’
- ‘Don’t beat around the bush.’
Talk about cutting to the chase. Well here’s another one that does just that – somewhat longer, and of all things a prayer, a very dangerous prayer! It’s a fact… and there’s no waffling, no beating around the bush. I’m giving it to you straight!
It’s my personal prayer – and it could become yours. Goes like this…
‘Heavenly Father, as hard as this is for me, I am asking you to search asking you to search me. Search me, God, and know my heart. God, test my motives. Reveal to me my anxious thoughts. Show me anything in me that offends you. God, I want to see in me what you see in me, so I can become more like Jesus. God, I ask you to search me.’
A dangerous prayer
In fact, if you ask my opinion, most people’s prayers are way too safe!