Thursday, May 29, 2008

Reverie - More "Why Ohio"

This ties into Reason #5 from the last post. After all of the good, concrete reasons for moving to Ohio, there's still this indescribable feeling that we should just do it.

I'm really not a movie junkie...despite the disproportionately large number of references to movies so far. That being said, one of the most profound insights came to me recently from the movie Evan Almighty. God (Morgan Freeman) explains how prayer works by saying:

"If someone prays for patience, do you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prays for courage, does God give him courage or does he give him the opportunity to be courageous? If someone prayed for his family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm, fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?"

Great questions to ponder. And considering that Sam and I have been praying a lot about growing character and being used where God is already at work, it's quite possible that God is prompting us in this direction as a result. We'll see, I guess. ; )

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