Monday, July 21, 2014

A New Understanding to Prayer

This book was very refreshing!  So many times we pray with the expectation that God will hear our prayers and God will be the one who has been moved to action.  In his book, Wasted Prayer: Know When God Wants You to Stop Praying and Start Doing, Greg Darley reminds us that often times the opposite must occur. 

We are one's who are called to take action.  Yet, too often we feel paralyzed because we are waiting and wanting God to act, rather then trusting in God and taking action ourselves.

Darley takes the reader on a journey reminding us we need to overcome our procrastination and sense of paralysis and follow God's call in our lives. 

In many respects we use prayer as a means not to act.  Yet, God is calling us to take action.  We are called to break what he calls the "Religious Cycle" and enter the "Discipleship Cycle."  As we become more active following Christ, we will also find ourselves drawing closer in our relationship with Christ.

This is an easy to read book, with chapters averaging about 10 pages.  The entire book is just under  200 pages.  I would highly recommend this book.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review.

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