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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Saturday, July 10, 2010

When You Least Expect It

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.  "Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!" Matthew 7:7-11 

Have you ever had a time when you have been praying about a request for quite a while, and when you get that answer from God you end up being surprised? That happened to me yesterday. I had been praying for months about a specific desire that I had. I kept asking, knocking and seeking, but I wasn't hearing any answers.

Then I received an email that changed my world. It was a direct answer to my prayer that I had been praying for months. I was surprised, overjoyed and moved with emotion. It reminded me once again of how much my Heavenly Father loves me and cares about me. He desires good things for me.

He gave because He is God, not because He had to do it. It's also possible that the answer could have been, "No, not yet. Or wait." But for this time it was "Yes, my child." I revel in His love, and am extremely grateful.


Marilyn in Mississippi said...

So glad for whatever it was that was given to you!


Rebecca said...

I'm so happy for you.