"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!