I was reading a snippet of the work, "Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God" by J. I. Packer this morning and one of the many approaches he used to show God's Sovereignty jumped out at me and I thought I would share it.
How, then, do you pray? Do you ask God for your daily bread? Do you thank God for your conversion? Do you pray for the conversion of others? If the answer is ‘no’, I can only say that I do not think you are yet born again. But if the answer is ‘yes’—well, that proves that, whatever side you may have taken in debates on this question in the past, in your heart you believe in the sovereignty of God no less firmly than anyone else. On our feet we may have arguments about it, but on our knees we are all agreed (Packer. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God. p. 17).The bold text speaks a lot about how some feel they must work out their salvation by their own efforts (on our feet) but on our knees we all give God thanksgiving for His daily provisions and provisioning work in reaching hearts that we know we have no power to do. The question is shouldn't we live "On our Feet" the same way as we live "On our knees"?
Just something to think about the next time you pray!