Friday, October 22, 2010
5 1/2 Things I Prayed for and Didn't Get..
-1 Car Repairs: In 2000 I had the only accident I have ever had while I was behind the wheel. I also had the only uninsured (collision) car I have ever owned. I asked the Lord for money to get it fixed. The next day I came to work with my headlights dangling, and on my keyboard was a title to a 1998 Honda signed over to me!
-2 My Mother's Healing: In 2001 I prayed for my mother to be healed of cancer. I went out to visit her not long after she wad diagnosed, and the Lord said that he wasn't going to heal her. Instead I learned to deal with loss, I learned how important phone calls are, and my view of the eternal changed. HERE is more of the story.
-3 Ministry: In 1998 I asked God to grow my ministry which was flourishing at the time. Within 18 months I had pretty much lost everything. I was here that I learned what it means to follow Christ.
-4 A Good Job: Back in the recession of the early 1980's I prayed for a good job, I had just finished college and I needed work. I got crummy job, and quit to work at a better place. I got laid off and it took weeks to find work. Finally I took a part-time job with a guy at church. Three years alter I had my own company.
-5 The Strength to Quit Smoking Now! In 1986 I asked the Lord to remove take away my addiction to cigarettes right NOW! I was so sick, and just couldn't stop smoking. In 1994 he completely delivered me from them when I finally gave up. HERE is that story.
-5 1/2 Win the Lottery... I guess you have to play, but my God can let me win without buying a ticket.
How about you, is there something you prayed for and God denied the request?