Tuesday, August 16, 2016

HE Answers Our Prayers

 
"If GOD answers your prayers, HE is increasing your faith. If HE delays, He is increasing your patience. If HE doesn't answer, HE has something better in mind."
 
 
One morning last week, I woke up for the third day with an AWFUL headache. I had tried every remedy I knew to relieve the pain. Finally after waking up and barely being able function properly, I fixed myself the first cup of full caffeine coffee since finding out I was pregnant.
 
And very quickly, the pain subsided.
 
While I was enjoying that one measure cup of bliss, I had the strong desire for rain to be falling and me sitting in my chair, all cozied up enjoying such a treat. But knew that was highly unlikely as it was as bright and sunny as could be outdoors.
 
After sitting and sipping for awhile, I decided to get up and go for a long walk to keep the headache away.
 
Not more than 10 minutes into the walk I noticed it began to cloud up. Then 5 minutes later, I looked down the road to see a wall of rain coming my direction. So, indoors I headed.
 
I didn't think much of it at the moment. I decided that I would take the opportunity to catch up on dishes, until it passed by.
 
But I stopped suddenly. Didn't I have a desire for a rainy morning, all cozied up?
 
And immediately I left the dishes alone, opened the blinds, curled up in my corner, put Emmet Franz on softly, and thanked GOD that HE has granted that small desire of my heart.
 
 
It got me to thinking. How often in our lives do we see a small prayer answered, and maybe thank GOD for it, but not truly and FULLY enjoy that moment HE blessed us with?
 
GOD answers our prayers, or grants desires of our heart to bless us. To show us that He loves us, to praise HIM and I even think to see our joy in enjoying those blessings.
 
Whether its becoming a mother after years of thinking it was not possible, finishing a tough class with a very good grade, having a pleasant and productive day at your job, or getting to watch the rain fall, EVERYTHING that the LORD blesses us with in our lives should be praised and ENJOYED.
 
Why? Because HE loves us, and is pleased when we show thankfulness and joy in those moments. :)
 
Have there been any little prayers answered in your life lately? Or big ones too?
 
Have a wonderfully blessed day everyone! Thanks for stopping by!
Angel

9 comments:

  1. Oh Angel...this truly refreshed my heart this chilly evening and reminded me that our GOD is so very good and gracious! Yes... He does indeed answer our prayers and just this week He showed me yet again that all I need do is trust and HE will provide! I am truly humbled that HE would see fit to come through in such a precious way for something small but still significant in my eyes!

    I was actually thinking of you so much this morning dear Angel... I felt I needed to pray for you! I hope you are doing well and that your little one in the womb is growing so beautifully! Oh I can't wait to ''meet'' him or her on the blog!

    Thank you for sharing this sweet post...hugs and love to you!
    Kelly-Anne

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    1. Oh HE is so good Kelly - Anne! I am so glad you found this post to be a blessing. :

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  3. I love this!! It is so important to be thankful and to truly take the time to enjoy all the big and little blessings God gives us. I also LOVE curling up on a rainy day with a cup of coffee and a good book. How many times has God blessed me with those moments? More than I can count! I know there have been so many times He has blessed me in little ways and I haven't taken the time to enjoy the blessing or give thanks. Yet when I live with a purposefully thankful heart I am able to see all the love God showers on me each day and it fills me with joy! Thank you for this wonderful post and a glimpse into your joyful, peaceful moment! 😊
    Also, congratulations on your pregnancy, I'm so happy for you!

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    1. Thank-you for coming by Amy! Living with a purposefully thankful heart does open our eyes to see the glory and work of our LORD, like we have never seen before. :)

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  4. Oooh, I needed this tonight, Angel ... I'm realizing bit by bit that I need to stop trying to perform, stop trying to "do", really stop even trying to "be", and just rest sometimes and let God love me. He doesn't need me to try to impress Him and bring Him all the good things I've done - but even more, He doesn't need me to try to cover up my weaknesses and fears, because He already knows about them and loves me just the same anyway. Even my sins don't need to make me afraid, because I know that He will help me repent and overcome them. Thank you for reminding me that God's love is very gentle and small sometimes when we need it to be!!

    And my answered prayer - a while back, one of my dearest friends asked several of us to pray that she would get a job that would allow her to focus on her church ministry; and I found out today that she got a great job at a local university! God is honoring her passionate desire to serve Him and it's so exciting to see! :-)

    I love you so much, Angel, and I'm so happy to have you in my life!

    Big hugs to you,
    Vicki

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    1. Oh praise the LORD for answered prayers in your own life Vicki! I am so thankful this post resonated with you. And I am so happy to have you in my life, dear friend! :D

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  5. I love this perspective! Thank you for sharing this. How wonderful you were able to stop and enjoy that moment. Judging by the comments, I think it effected many of us. -Jordan

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    1. Oh thank-you Jordan! I am amazed that it had an effect on so many. GOD is good! :)

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