Can God Be Cajoled or Moved?



Ultimately, the goal of some people if not all men is to look up to God as their last resort when it comes to meeting their needs. So it becomes the responsibility of God to meet needs especially those ones they feel it is not within their reach to meet. And to the best of their knowledge all they need to do for God to meet these needs is just to find a way to inspire God and He will meet these needs. Therefore, it is not out place to find people in Christian settings using some clich├ęs or statements like, let’s fast and pray or cry to God so that He will hear our cry and answer us. Or something like let’s sing praises and worship so that the glory of God will come and He will meet all our needs. Also we hear something like let’s carry out one service or the other in the house of God and be involved in one ministry department or the other so that God can be moved to meet a particular need in our lives. We can as well hear statements like “you know why God is blessing my business is because I pay my tithe and offering and I give arms to the poor.” And yet some will say something like “in that situation I challenged God and I reminded God that I pay my tithe therefore, there is no way I should lose this or that in the hand of the enemy.” Also, we hear things like, let’s sing praises and worship to God so that he can become happy and then solve our problems. 


The questions are, can we really cajole or bribe God (with our activities, monies, singings etc) before He can be moved to do something in our lives? When we receive answers to our prayers does it mean that God is reciprocating to our serious prayer life gestures? Can we really make God happy or sad; I mean can God be remote controlled? Again, is God such an unstable being that can be directed and redirected in any direction by human being? Is God that emotional that He hears us only when we have cried to Him? Therefore, can God change His deposition or nature? The last but not the least; who benefits from the songs we sing in the church, God or the singers? 

The truth is that, if our answers to the questions above are positive and yes it means that though we go to Church and worship God we don’t know God and we are yet to understand His nature. 

I will stop here and wait for your reactions!

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