Q: If everything happens for a reason, and things are predestined to happen, then why do we pray? How does prayer change things? I struggle with this area in my Christian life, and I think partly because I don’t understand and don’t know if my prayer makes a difference.
Q: How Do I Know If I Am Actually Growing? If we’re not in God’s word, submitting to the control of God’s Holy Spirit and around God’s people, we can not grow. Nobody can continually grow on what they studied in the past if they are no longer in the Word. Are you asking God’s Spirit to control you?