Wednesday, August 30, 2017

God hears secret prayers

There is a God.
There is one true God.

How do I know He exists? He continually hears and answers my prayers.

I have had multiple prayers answered back-to-back, and I’d like to share four of them.

First, I was secretly praying for the items Matthew would need when he gets home from China. A lady (Sarah Driscoll) contacted me asking for my address, and she brought over a car seat and some clothes for Matthew—without knowing that I had been praying for such items!

Second, I went to the mailbox today and was shocked to find a check from Bill and Carrie Rowe for $1000 to help cover Matthew's needs! I had not spoken a word of my prayers to anyone!

Third, I was feeling the heavy weight of all the things I need to accomplish on a daily basis, and the weight drove me to my knees in tears. I prayed that God would bring me a helper—someone who could, specifically, help me with some of the homeschcooling while I potty-trained the boys, etc.

A lady (Judy Springer) texted me stating that I was invited to join her at her church this school year for time of refreshing for my heart through teaching and to receive help with my children. She told me that her church was opening a homeschooling area for school-aged children from Kindergarten through 5th grade in which the children would receive help with their school work while their moms had some time off. In addition, the littlest ones would be cared for during those same hours. 

One morning a week, I was invited to be refreshed and mentored while my children had their needs met! To add to this, Judy said she would be covering my year’s tuition for the program! 

This precious lady had no idea I had been secretly praying in my bedroom behind closed doors!

Fourth, my daughter Cherish asked me if she could take dance lessons this year, but I told her there would be no way, as Daddy was working so hard to bring Matthew home.

I told her we could pray together about her desire to dance, and if the Lord would like her to dance, He would provide a way. (Because, we know, "no" is an answer as well.) So, secretly, we prayed together.

Cherish’s dance instructor, Erica Morris, contacted me to tell me that she and Alexis Campbell (Hope’s dance instructor) were covering dance lessons for both Cherish and Hope this coming year. They invited both Hope and Cherish to dance—without knowing that Cherish and I had been praying to God about her desire to dance.

There really is a God!
He is the God of the Bible!

He is alive.
He is active.
He hears and answers the prayers of His people.

He is our great Provider!
And often, He provides more than just our needs!

I praise Him for His kindness!

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