“Pray only for values, not things; for growth, not for gratification.” [UB 91:8:13]
Thought Adjuster: “What happens when the objective of your ‘prayer life’ mainly pertains to the sensory gratification provided by material possessions? Not much, as such self-centered and self-indulgent requests hover way below the Divine Radar.
What happens when you pray for values and spiritual growth? Such petitions are heard On High. Their answers will often present an element of surprise. Your Spiritual Guides immediately jump into benevolent service, coming up with well-thought-out strategies to meet your actual NEEDS for soul growth. Extensively briefed about your SAT [Spiritual Aptitude Tests] scores, they will subject you to many experiential drills and give you prolific pop-up tests to ascertain that you fully master each practical foundational lesson. How else could you draw spiritual sustenance from their precious Royal Jelly and decipher their profound meanings?
Those who foolishly pray for things in excess of their basic need for sustainability fail to acknowledge their ephemeral nature. Luxurious lifestyles put you at a high risk of overlooking your more urgent spiritual needs that, when met, ensure your eternal survival.
By praying for values, you do not ask for an easy life, as they emerge amid the emotional and spiritual labor pains of intense situations. Keep your vision focused on your worthwhile objectives, and you will be alerted of the onset of their manifestation phase through care packages air-dropped in unattractive wraps.
Growth demands effort and perseverance on your part. Jesus grew tremendously during His earthly lifespan. He never shied away from personal challenges; neither was He ever complacent. It is how He developed an unmatched strength of character and became the poster boy for the embodiment of enduring values.
Prayer will help you articulate meaningful intentions. You then have to roll up your sleeves in a proactive stance. Don’t forget to voice your gratitude for the good that will come out of answered prayers.”