Over time and especially in our twenty-first century, the church is assuming the entitlement mind-set of our culture-"God, I need help, and I believe in You, so I'll pray for the things I need. And because I'm a believer, I know the things I pray for are righteous, and You'll provide me with all the best stuff." This book is based on a discovery of my own attitudes and actions. Maybe you won't share my concern. If there is even one other who struggles with the realization that we may be living in a flawed Christian welfare state, then we need to seek understanding, correction, and healing together. Odd, I seem to be requiring things of God. Is that wrong? Am I not to pray for my needs and those of others? Am I not to ask for, even trust totally in God's provision? Is he not the One who blesses those who follow his ways? Why should my posture of reliance on him suddenly give me spiritual indigestion?