Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8
There are many positive things about living in the south including: the warm weather, the beaches and Walt Disney World, but by far my absolute favorite thing about living in the south is Chick-fil-a. If you’ve never had an original Chick-fil-a chicken sandwich, you have no idea what you’re missing. Not only are the sandwiches amazing, but so are the waffle fries.
When I first started frequenting the local Chick-fil-a, I was so impressed that I began reading a book about leadership by the founder of Chick-fil-a, Truett Cathy.. Throughout the book he talked about the foundational principles that make up the values and goals of the company. What makes Chick-fil-a different is that they have stayed true to who they were when the company was formed and their desire to please the customer. Whenever the customer says “thank you” the Chick-fil-a employee always responds with “my pleasure.”
My mom and dad taught me to say “thank you” and so I say it all the time, but I genuinely mean it when I say it. Chick-fil-a employees say “my pleasure” time after time and there is never a hint in their voice that they don’t mean it. Shouldn’t our prayer life be the same?
Time after time I receive information of a situation needing prayer and I do nothing. I commit to someone to pray for them, but I often forget. I don’t want to sound like I think Chick-fil-a is perfect and incapable of making a mistake, because they have. They’ve messed up my order once or twice, but their average is extremely high. Shouldn’t we shoot for a high average in our prayer life?
We need to strive to be the type of people that when we say we’re going to pray for someone or a situation, that we really do. That the words that we use to promise a prayer mean more than “what’s up.” When we pray we bring the needs of our friends, family and co-workers before the Creator of the universe and it is not something we should take lightly.