So that's why if you want the money, it helps to buy a lottery ticket.
Though of course, don't go out and buy a whole stack of tickets.
Of course God can override that system (and He often does - that's what we call "miracles").
But God prefers to remain somewhat hidden - to preserve our quest to find Him.
" Replies God, "You should have bought a ticket." While the obvious message is that "God helps those who help themselves," I imagine that God doesn't need someone to purchase a lottery ticket.
[we have] deemed it useful to require them in a friendly way to depart...
Finally, as the man is sitting on his roof, a helicopter comes to rescue him; again the man proclaims his trust and refuses the rescue. " The Almighty replies, "But, my son, I sent a policeman, a boat and a helicopter!
The water rises, the man drowns and is finally standing in judgment before the Almighty. " The only way to be considered a "failure" in life is by being lazy and not trying hard enough. Because we can only expected to work with the tools God provides. Whether or not the eventual goal is completed - that is in God's hands.
I heard a joke about a man who wants to win the lottery.
Each week he prays to win, and after many weeks go by, he finally complains to God, "Why haven't I won?