Third Hour Posted June 17, 2019 Report Share Posted June 17, 2019 Sometimes I think we get Heavenly Father and Dumbledore a little confused. I don't mean that we think He's a huge fan of "Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans" or that He has a pet phoenix named Fawkes — but I do think we sometimes imagine that He's in heaven waving a magic wand around to grant all our requests. But that's not how heaven works. There aren't magic wands and Heavenly Father doesn't typically grant wishes like a genie with no questions asked. Our Father in Heaven has the power to do everything for us, but He doesn't — because He wants us to become like Him. He didn't become God by having everything done for Him. He helps us to achieve our own desires, but He doesn't wave a magic wand and give us everything we've ever asked for. He wants so much better for us than simple wish fulfillment. God Wants Us To Help Ourselves I think of this principle kind of like teaching a child to clean up after themselves. If... View the full article Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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