On Sunday, we saw 2 woodpecker holes on our house trim. My husband, who can do almost anything, said he could fix them, but not without a forty foot ladder. We prayed about our need. (We know where to rent one, but our car is small.)
On Wednesday I drove through town, asking the Lord if there was ladder we could use. I noticed a Comcast truck with a ladder, but it didn’t seem right, so I kept praying. I passed the fire station; they have ladders, but woodpecker holes aren’t an emergency so I didn’t stop. Then I saw two men using a big tall ladder. I stopped. I prayed for favor. I asked if I could rent their ladder. They offered to deliver it to our house.
It’s Thursday morning. The woodpecker holes are fixed and I’m waiting for them to pick up their ladder.
If you need something, remember to pray about it. And after you’ve prayed, look for God’s answer.
(These men live an hour from our town. I think God gave them a job here, yesterday and today, so we could use their ladder. I told them they were an answer to my prayer. I’ll tell them again today. God will be glorified.)
We’re making our house clean and empty for its new owners, so they can do whatever they want with it.
When we keep our hearts clean and empty of sin, God can do whatever He wants with us, and we can pray, “Hear my prayer – it does not rise from deceitful lips (Psalm 17:1).”
I was making dinner when my daughter said to her daughter, “Let’s go wait for daddy.” Without saying a word, my granddaughter brought my shoes into the kitchen so I could come too.
Do I invite the Lord to come with me, wherever I go?
Isn’t that what love does?
If I invite him, do I include him in conversation?
That’s a way to pray all day.
Waiting for marriage was sometimes heart achingly hard. So I prayed, a lot. I often reminded the Lord, “You seek godly offspring (Malachi 2:15).”
At just the right time, the Lord answered. Now my daughter is a happily married mother. (I know. I just visited her home. I can’t stop thinking about my granddaughter. She loves life and laughs quickly.)
If I could have seen the joy that was coming, the wait would have been easier. I can’t go back and relive those days of longing, but I can assure you, that whatever you long for, whatever you pray for, God’s answer will be unimaginably good.
He knew they would face enemies. So, whenever the Ark set out, Moses would shout, “Arise O Lord, and let your enemies be scattered! Let them flee before you (Numbers 10:35)!”
We know we face enemies too. Though unseen, they are evil spirits with mighty power. We, like Moses, can ask God to chase them away.
Humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7).
Paul pleaded in prayer. The Lord answered, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).”
May God’s denials of our prayers perfect His power in us.