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Somebody smart once said the definition of insanity was “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Yesterday I ran into an addict, so many years into addiction, it’s a miracle she is still alive. So after telling me her latest tale of woe, her latest justification for continuing to use, she says, “but I’ve been praying.”

She has been too, for years, the problem being she, like a good many others, doesn’t understand that prayer is not just wishful thinking, it is actually two way communication. You ask for what you need, God tells you how to get it. Sometimes He points out that it’s not really what you want and sometime He flat out says “No,” but for the most part he says, Yes! Here, let me spit in my hand, rub mud in your eye, and you go down to the river and wash it off.

Do it, it’s yours for the asking.

We people tend to pray, unwilling to do anything different, unwilling to change course, unwilling to try new things, unwilling to give anything up, unwilling to even listen for a response to our prayers.

“I wish to keep doing exactly what I have been doing but just get different results this time.” That’s us people in a nutshell.