Conversations with God, part 10
Since our thoughts and our words are creative, we have to be careful what we think and say. That includes what we think and say in our prayer lives. "You should never ask God for anything because when you ask, you acknowledge lack, and that acknowledgement produces lack in your reality. Instead, you should just thank God for already having it" (p.11). Call it a contradiction or a cruel irony, but later in the book, God says, "My promise to you is to always give you what you ask" (p.73). God will give you what you ask, but you better not ask for anything or you will create lack in your reality. But how can that be? If asking for something creates the reality of not having it, then we will fail to have whatever we ask for. But if God promises to give us whatever we ask for, then asking for something will create the reality of us having it. So if we ask God for anything, we will have it, and we also won't have it. That, to me, seems like a clear case example of a contradiction.