PUSH: Pray Until Something Happens

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by Hoobastank, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. Hoobastank

    Hoobastank New Member

    PUSH: Pray Until Something Happens

    A man was sleeping one night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light, and God appeared. The Lord told the man he had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his
    might. So, this the man did, day after day. For many years he toiled from sun up to sun down, his shoulders set squarely against the cold,massive surface of the unmoving rock, pushing with all of his might.
    Each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out, feeling that his whole day had been spent in
    vain.

    Since the man was showing discouragement, the Adversary (Satan) decided to enter the picture by placing thoughts into the weary mind: "You have been pushing against that rock for a long time, and it hasn't moved." Thus, he gave the man the impression that the task was
    impossible and that he was a failure. These thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man. Satan said, "Why kill yourself over this? Just put in your time, giving just the minimum effort; and that will be good enough."

    That's what the weary man planned to do, but decided to make it a matter of prayer and to take his troubled thoughts to the Lord. "Lord," he said, "I have labored long and hard in your service, putting all my
    strength to do that which you have asked. Yet, after all this time, I have not even budged that rock by half a millimeter. What is wrong? Why am I failing?

    The Lord responded compassionately, "My friend, when I asked you to serve Me and you accepted, I told you that your task was to push against the rock with all of your strength, which you have done. Never once did I mention to you that I expected you to move it. Your task
    was to push. And now you come to Me with your strength spent, thinking that you have failed. But, is that really so? Look at yourself. Your arms are strong and muscled, your back sinewy and brown; your hands are callused from constant pressure, your legs have
    become massive and hard. Through opposition you have grown much, and your abilities now surpass that which you used to have. True, you haven't moved the rock. But your calling was to be obedient and to
    push and to exercise your faith and trust in My wisdom. That you have done. Now I, my friend, will move the rock."

    At times, when we hear a word from God, we tend to use our own intellect to decipher what He wants, when actually what God wants is just a simple obedience and faith in Him. By all means, exercise the faith that moves mountains, but know that it is still God who moves
    the mountains. When everything seems to go wrong ... just

    P.U.S.H.!
    When the job gets you down ... just
    P.U.S.H.!
    When people don't react the way you think
    they should ...
    just P.U.S.H.!
    When your money is "gone" and the bills are due ...
    just P.U.S.H!
    when people just don't understand you ...
    just P.U.S.H.!

    P= Pray
    U= Until
    S= Something
    H= Happens
  2. Freedom1

    Freedom1 New Member

    Well, I like that term PUSH. I have definitely been praying, awaiting those great things from God to Happen. That is a very Pro-Active phrase: Pray Until Something Happens. It does give hope and power. But, it is very hard for those of us that have been standing on God's word and praying, unceseasingly, for a very long time for healing, finances etc., and the answers seem so slow in coming. However, I count my blessings, daily. There is power in our collective voices praying and supporting each other. I thank you for your words of power and prayers.
    [This Message was Edited on 07/20/2004]
    [This Message was Edited on 07/20/2004]
  3. justice11

    justice11 New Member

    Hoob,

    A few years ago, I was suffering from a strange illness. The doctors I saw couldn't find a way to cure me, nor could they treat my symptoms. It seemed as if I had a strange combination of diseases, and the only possible way to help me was to go through exploratory surgery. I walked out of the doctor's office, threw my prescriptions in the garbage, and looked up at the sky. I said, "Please, God, heal me. You're the only one who can." Every free moment I had, I repeated that short mantra. Over and over, day and night. Within three weeks, I was completely cured. My doctor stared in disbelief at my chart----he said that I looked nothing like the person described on paper. There was no medical reason for me to be cured.

    In the grand scheme of the world, three weeks of PUSHing is not a long time. I still thank God for what He did for me, and I tell people who don't believe in God about my experience. Little miracles happen every day----we just have to believe in looking for them!

    Great post---thanks.
    justice
  4. spunkless

    spunkless New Member

    Hoob--

    I've read several of your posts, and you really encourage me. I struggle so much with depression, with trying to find my place in life...well, with EVERYTHING. I love God very much but feel I have failed Him so badly that I sometimes wonder if I can be forgiven. The only time I feel peaceful is when I am in church, and that, as you know, is only a small percentage of time each week.

    I hope you keep posting. I need to hear from people like you who have strong faith.