Gratitude is Attractive

Seven things went wrong last week, all of them hard and out of her control. She prayed and asked others to pray.

This week, her problems are in the process of being solved. When I asked her what to pray, she thought and then answered, “I’m so grateful for what the Lord is doing, all I can think to say is thank you.”

It’s fun to help a person like her.

 

Expectations Informed by Prayer

We expect sunny weather when there’s one small hand-sized cloud in the sky.

Elijah, on the other hand, expected heavy showers because of one small cloud.

Why such different expectations? Elijah had prayed earnestly for rain. I’m happy to report that soon after that one small cloud appeared, Elijah’s sky grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy shower (1 Kings 18:45).

Let faith in God, through prayer, inform your expectations.