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Answered prayer

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

As many of you know, my husband lost his job two weeks ago yesterday [time flies!]. We've certainly been in a state of upheaval and have had some turbulent moments, but God is miraculously giving us the grace to rest in Him, knowing that if He holds the world together in His hands, He can certainly hold our family together! Well, we decorated the house the other day for Christmas and Mary was quite disappointed that we weren't going to get a tree. I said, "Honey, we need to watch every penny so we're not going to get a tree; however, if you want to ask the LORD for one, go right ahead." She started praying for two things: A Christmas tree and money to buy her brother [she got Jonathan's name for Christmas] a present. Well, yesterday we got a call from an acquaintance asking if Mary could 'bunny sit' for a month, and maybe longer. She wants to pay her 1 month in advance. She was elated! She wants to use part of the money [$20 is what we pay at an older guy's tree farm where we cut down the tree ourselves] to buy our Christmas tree. She keeps saying how cool it is that God answered her prayer, and it makes her want to trust Him. I'm SOOOOOO happy that the LORD gave my daughter the desire of her heart!

It might seem insignificant [and unnecessary] to have a Christmas tree when there are weightier issues, but GOD must not think so! I'm SO,SO blessed that He does indeed give the desires of our heart!!!! And that IF He cares for the birds, that He also cares for us!

My girlfriend took this photo and sent it to Mary yesterday.

God is SOOOOOOO wonderful and fully worthy of our unwavering faith.

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    If God goes so far as to give us the DESIRES of our hearts, how much more won't He give us the things He knows we NEED. I will be praying for your family.
    2263 days ago
    Susan, that is beautiful! Our God is an awesome God and a loving Father, and He cares about everything that concerns us.... how wonderful! thank you for sharing! Hugs, Karen

    Thank you for adding me as a friend so we can share these God-moments! emoticon
    2266 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/3/2012 11:37:33 AM
    Praise the Lord! I think God has a special place in his heart for Mary and her family!! emoticon
    2267 days ago
    I'm so glad you will be able to have your tree and that your daughter's prayers were answered. Faith is a beautiful thing!
    2268 days ago
    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing Susan, what a blessing! I was out of town and just got back.

    2268 days ago
    God is so awesome. What a sweet blessing. emoticon
    2269 days ago
  • SAL1512
    You know how I love good news! Keep it coming!
    Sally emoticon
    2270 days ago
    I'm so happy for Mary that God answered her prayer so quickly. He most definitely loves us and want the best for us.
    2271 days ago
    amen, God is awesome
    2271 days ago
    Amen....Our God is an awesome and good God.
    2271 days ago
    Just saw your post regarding lost job!! Looking for a great report of how God answers prayer and meets YOUR needs according to HIS riches!! You know the scriptures you need to stand on and I know you will. Each week we make "Declarations" in our church service. When we come to the ones that say our God is more than ENOUGH, and we believe Him for jobs and more jobs... gifts and surprises, found money, debts paid off, bills decreasing and blessings increasing. We say "ENOUGH" to limited supply and declare our allegiance to Him who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all we can ask or think! (These declarations are from The Mission, Vacaville, CA, Rev. David Krone, and other places.)
    2272 days ago
    God hears the prayers of His children! Moments that she will remember always in her walk of life.
    2272 days ago
    Beautiful! I am so thankful her prayer was answered. Best wishes for properity for your whole family.
    2272 days ago
  • BERRY4
    Amen, and Amen, and Amen! As I sit here w/ tears in my eyes, your daughter will have a precious memory, not about dad losing his job, but how GOD cared about the details of her life and the things that mattered to her. When she turned to Him in trust, He was there to hear her and love her and care for her.
    ...and mom & dad as well! Blessings!
    Sending love and prayers your way! emoticon
    2272 days ago
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