We must rely on God through prayer
While the United States may have the most vending machines in the world, Japan actually has the greatest density of them – most vending machines per capita or 1 for every 23 people. You can practically get just about anything you want out there in a vending machine. Just do an internet search using ‘vending machines and Japan’ and you will discover what they can put into these machines.
We have been studying out Prayer as a ministry and truth be told that we can often feel challenged to pray. I believe that the main reason this is the case is due to a lack of faith or understanding. I do not think that it should be attributed to how busy we are or due to the society we live in. Prayer is a choice and a vital part of our relationship with the Father. While vending machines present convenience for people who are on the go; our prayer life should not be about convenience but about reliance and worship.
Think about this verse in James chapter 4:3, “When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures”. When we speak with God and begin asking for our wish lists to be fulfilled; it should not be motivated by ego, pride, or greed. Instead, we should check our motives and understanding of prayer. Once you’ve done that, go ahead and present your heart and needs before him. Recall what Jesus said about this in Matthew chapter 7:11, “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 good gifts to those who ask him”!
Tell us about your prayer life? Find strength and resolve through prayer. Find peace and joy through prayer. God is not a vending machine. He is your Father. He loves you and wants to hear from you. Communicate with him. Let’s pray