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God is Not Your Fairy Godmother

Most of us are familiar with the classic Grimm Brothers Fairy tale, Cinderella. Cinderella’s fairy godmother saved her from a life of drudgery by waving a magic wand, transforming her life from one of servitude to a glorious princess overnight. Sure, God can do such wonders and miracles in our life, and even greater things. But on no occasion should we be mistaken enough to think that God is our fairy godmother. He isn’t.

Some time in the year 2020, a young girl wasn’t feeling too well. We explored all medical avenues, both herbal and traditional, and when that failed, we got down on our knees and prayed. God healed her miraculously.

A man doesn’t test the soil that he is planting on, and doesn’t even consider climatic conditions, yet he asks God to make his farming a success. This isn’t beyond God to do, but the bible tell us that “God hath no pleasure in fools.” God wants us to use all the tools and resources He has given us at your disposal. Wouldn’t praying for things that God has already provided us with make a mockery of God?

If one doesn’t watch his diet and exercise, can you expect God to give him or her perfect health? Can one walk on hot coals and not be burned?

Yes, God is a miracle working God, but He also calls us to be wise, obedient to the laws He has laid before the foundations of the earth, and pray for a miracle when our backs are against the wall.

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