Thursday, July 5, 2012

Answered Prayer

 by TLC

As I was cleaning the six older chairs outside in the 90 degree heat, I was smiling. Ten degrees cooler after the brief rain, thank heavens.  I couldn’t believe I received the chairs I had prayed for and they were free!

I had 2 harp-backed chairs already and loved the beauty of them. The second one I found in a thrift store last year.  I hadn’t been able to find any more and it came up in prayer time not too long ago.  So I asked God, if possible, for free or low cost harp-backed chairs since our current dining room chairs, inherited by one of our grandmothers two decades ago, were falling apart one after another. It wasn’t in our budget since property taxes had jumped over $1000 this year.

So here I was in 90 degree cool  weather with free chairs in need of cleaning and fixing, amazed by answered prayer. God saw my need to be loved, heard (and seated safely) and responded! Now I need to pray for that new grandbaby that’s due soon.  Oops, there’s the phone.  I wonder...

Father, thank you for Your Son and Your Love. You always amaze me especially because You remind me to ask for the ordinary as well as the miraculous.

Matthew 7:7-11 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is heaven give good things to them that ask him? (KJ)