I use to see God as a cosmic vending machine. I figured I could bargain with Him to get the things I wanted in this life. You know, the old I’ll do this for you if you’ll get me out of this jam or provide me with that house or car or whatever. There was no relationship, just my wants.
When I returned to the Fathers house, I brought a lot of baggage with me as a result of my sin. I was still trying to bargain my way through life. This time it was to deal with my actions and their consequences. I was trying to get God to wipe away the issues I caused so I did not have to deal with them. The law of sewing and reaping, for the most part, can not be undone.
Yes, God can perform the miraculous in anything, but if He did we’d never learn a thing. Plus, there would be no need for us to deal with the sin in our lives.
It took a while for me to realized that I needed to seek Him first. “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matt 6:33 NIV Before He can pour out His blessings on you, He has to prepare your heart to receive them.