If one prays for patience, do you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If they pray for courage, does God give them courage, or does he give them opportunities to be courageous? If one prayed for their family to be closer, you think God zaps them with warm, fuzzy feelings? Or does he give them opportunities to love each other?
I heard these words last night when I was watching Evan Almighty. It made me reflect on the things I pray for and how God responds to my prayers!
Here is an excerpt of the movie.