Lord…you answered three prayers within 24 hours.
The prayers were not even real needs but only desires of my heart.
You make me feel so loved Lord
The first prayer was for some ‘inexpensive k-cups’ for my Keurig coffee maker. It is one of the few items I splurge on. As I talked to the Lord it, I offered to put it away, if he thought it to costly. That was all I said before I left the kitchen to work.
The second prayer was for a sewing machine cabinet. I had gotten a used machine online and wanted a cabinet instead of my kitchen table. I sent up a heart desire to help me find one as I continued putting my quilt together.
The third prayer formed as I looked in my closest at my winter clothes. Everything seemed to be black, brown or navy. Lord, I don’t need any clothes, but if you could help me find some that are bright and cheery, I would appreciate it. And Lord, if they could be of good quality that would be great too. I closed the closet doors and didn’t give it another thought.
A couple of weekends after the last prayer request was made, I got a call from a friend who needed me to help her.
“And by the way,” she said, “I have a large box of Keurig cups that we are going to throw away. Do you want them? You are the only one I know that has one of those machines.”
“YESSSSSSSS! I can be up there by tomorrow evening.” I replied with shock and joy.
When I arrived at her home, my friend showed me the size of the box and my eyes got as large as saucers. There must have been 250-300 k-cups in a variety of flavors. We both were going to be blessed that weekend.
The next day we had time to visit a local thrift shop. I didn’t see anything I wanted until I got to the back part of the store. It was there I realized the Lord wanted to answer another prayer. I found one bright and cherry shirt after another. They fit me perfectly and were from companies known for their quality clothing.
Then, as I came out of the dressing room and headed towards the checkout counter, my eye caught on a small cabinet. As I lifted the top, I discovered it was a Kenmore sewing machine cabinet. It was a perfect match!
“How much is this cabinet?” I asked still looking it over.
“Perfect! I'll take it!” I said with excitement and joy.
It was then that I was reminded that all three of my latest prayers had been answered. I came out of the store with several new shirts, two wool jackets and the sewing machine table for $80. If you add in the k-cups as well, I hit the jackpot.
Some may say that “I” did a great job that weekend but I know better. For me, believing God for everything is ‘a way of thinking’ I choose to develop. If I learn to trust Him in the little things, then trusting Him for the bigger things becomes much easier. I want to experience God ordering my steps regularly and showing me where to find His hidden answers continually.
We all need to be encouraged with stories of how God is giving others a helping hand. Do you have a recent story you could relay to someone God may want to bring across your path? If not, use this opportunity to trust God for something and then watch how He seizes the chance to show you His love and direction in a new way.
Today, as I was planning to write this piece, I had another prayer answered. I found my lost car keys. I had been using my only spare set for over three months because a new one was a hundred and fifty dollars. I truly wanted God to show me where they were instead of resigning to getting a new set. I found them while putting away a clean shirt in a basket of clothes under my bed. The funny thing is, I had searched that basket before twice and saw nothing. It is funny how God’s timing of the find is always perfect.