Sunday, October 26, 2008

God hears and answers prayers.

A while back our pastor preached about how God answers prayers. Sometimes His answer is "no." Sometimes His answer is "yes." Sometimes His answer is "yes, but not now." I have come to realize this to be true in the various prayers that I have prayed over my lifetime. Sometimes it takes quite a while before the answer is realized and sometimes it is quick. I have experienced all of the three answers listed above. Today I experienced an unmistakable answer to one of my prayers. My prayer was that my daughter would find a church home. She expressed to me recently that she had been attending a local church that made her feel welcome and special. I accepted her answer and support her decision though I knew that I would miss not having her with us on Sundays. I pray daily for her and for her family. This morning as we were sitting in church waiting for the service to begin I could not have been more overwhelmed with joy when I saw her enter the aisle and sit beside me. As we began the praise and worship part of the service my heart was in my throat with thanks to God for hearing me and understanding that I miss my girls when they are not with me. I felt so blessed that she would pick this day to join us in worship. Thank you, Lord, for a joyous and pleasant day.