SoulQuest: Graduate Student Spiritual Care
Bargaining With God
Have you ever felt like you're always making a deal with God? You know, like on the movies, when the guy says, "God, if you get me out of this mess, I'll become a pastor!" Of course there's always some extenuating circumstance and God holds up His end of the bargain, but the guy figures a way out of his. Well, maybe you've made similar deals that if God will "get you through" this heavy time and assignments, you'll do something. The nice thing about a relationship with God is that you don't have to barter. Jesus Christ already did that. God is just interested in your attention. He longs for you to acknowledge your love for Him and allow him to be part of your life -- any part. Don't put yourself under the guilt of a broken promise or a last ditch deal with God. Quiet your heart and invite Christ into the center of your journey -- whether it's tidy or really messy right now.
If you have any prayer requests, send them to me and I'll be sure our Prayer Partners keep you in prayer. And check in with other students at: www.facebook.com/groups/apusoulquest.
Remember, you can feel free to contact a Chaplain at your location if you like. Email me, check the website, or talk to a staff member in your program office.