“Surprise Me, God!”

Posted: August 23rd, 2009 | Author: Gregg Stutts | Filed under: Difficulties, Truth | Tags: , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Would you pray that? Would you ask God to surprise you?

You may have had one of two reactions.

The first is: “Whoa! Be careful what you ask for!”

The second is: “A surprise from God? Bring it on!”

Your reaction reveals a lot about how you view God.

The first reaction tells me you view God as someone who really isn’t on your side. Someone who’s looking for any excuse to throw a problem into your life. Ask Him for a surprise and you’re asking for trouble.

The second reaction tells me you view God as a loving Father who delights in His children. You know He loves you and wants only the best for you. Ask Him for a surprise and you begin to anticipate His goodness being expressed toward you.

If asking God for a surprise makes you nervous, let me encourage you to meditate on the following passages. Your view of God needs a realignment.

“Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”  (Luke 11:11-13)

The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”  (Zephaniah 3:17)

Does God use trials and difficulties in our lives? Absolutely. He uses them to conform us to His image and strengthen our faith. That’s not my point here. We’re talking about how you view God.

Are you asking for an egg, but expecting a scorpion?

7 Comments on ““Surprise Me, God!””

  1. 1 Jerome L. Nelson said at 9:59 AM on August 24th, 2009:

    God, I repent!

  2. 2 Gregg Stutts said at 10:08 AM on August 24th, 2009:

    Me, too, Jerome.

  3. 3 Lisa DeBusk said at 8:41 AM on April 2nd, 2010:

    I LOVE that! I have loved every surprise that God has given so far in my 34 years of walking with Him. Bring it on, God.

  4. 4 shinai vantice houston said at 6:47 PM on December 22nd, 2012:

    Hi alot of people call me shinai vantice Houston but my name is God

  5. 5 shinai vantice houston said at 7:58 PM on December 22nd, 2012:

    It makes me angry because they try to make me go by this name and my name Is God you can check where the cameras are at in lineville Alabama to see when I thundered out my voice along with a loud trumpet sound and shook the world back I’m June 2005

  6. 6 shinai vantice houston said at 8:04 PM on December 22nd, 2012:

    I was also shot in lineville Alabama years after that by police and survived I dissappeared shortly after they shot me and then came back on the other side out of the air

  7. 7 god said at 8:16 PM on December 22nd, 2012:

    I had on a purple shirt. Black pants and some purple gold and black southpole shoes on

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