Drawing Closer to God

“Prayer is surrender – surrender to the will of God and cooperation with that will. If I throw out a boat hook from the boat and catch hold of the shore and pull, do I pull the shore to me, or do I pull myself to the shore? Prayer is not pulling God to my will, but the aligning of my will to the will of God.”

Eli E. Stanley Jones


Are you pulling God toward you or are you drawing closer to Him?

One thought on “Drawing Closer to God

  1. I 100% agree with Jones’ quote. Too often I think we try to conform God to our desires and our will instead of the other way around. God is not a genie who is at our beck and call, fulfilling our every whim. He is God and we best be surrendering to His will for us. Good quote Michelle.

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