Monday, May 30, 2011

Answered prayers

Just back from a long weekend but I wanted to share a little something with you.  At the risk of embarassing  someone, I won't mention names but there is a person in my life that I have been praying for for a really really long time.  I'm talking like since I was old enough to know what prayer was, I was praying for them.  Praying for them to come to know God or at least get to the point of seeking to know Him.  I'll be honest that I maybe didn't pray for them every single day and I would be lying if I said I didn't ever feel any doubt that God would speak to them.  But the past few weeks this person is beginning to reach out for something deeper in life.  To know God and change themselves for the better. And can I say how beautiful a thing it is to me.  It speaks to me on so many levels.  One, God does answer prayers.  It might take 18 years for everything to fall into place, but He answers them.  Two, I feel like this is a way that He is showing me not to give up.  If you've read my past blogs you know that I have felt like my world is crumbling a bit.  And then, out of nowhere something that I haven't been thinking about gets answered. 

I then get home to take a look at the blogs I've missed reading this weekend and a similar, but in a totally different way, story happened to a friend of mine.  Out of nowhere, this blessing just drops down and changes a particular challenge in her life.  Read here if you want, it's a great story.

I guess the moral of the story, at least what I take from it for myself, is do not give up. Do not lose hope.  Things will get better.  And the moment that it does might come at a time you are least expecting it.  So don't spend the days crying over spilled milk. Live, change the things you can, and have faith the things you can't will be taken care of at just. the. right. time.

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