Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Gratituesday: Answered Prayer

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 Now for some, answered prayer always means "I got what I wanted". I'm reminded of a Garth Brooks song, Unanswered Prayer. In the song he met up with a young lady he thought at one time was the love of his life, but he realized how great he had it with his wife and family, and he was grateful for unanswered prayer. God hadn't led him to this other young lady as he'd asked, but to the one who became his wife. I beg to differ with Mr. Brooks on one little point --that wasn't an unanswered prayer. The answer was No, not her. I have someone else in mind for you.
  But today I don't want to focus on prayers that are answered with a no or a wait, although I am very grateful for those as well. Maybe not at the time, but I realize God's wisdom in His timing. I eventually see why I get the answers I do for certain prayers.
  Today however, some prayers were answered in the affirmative. My nephew, who had the ultrasound last week, is doing better. The test results came back with nothing wrong, which is great. His doctors are thinking now that his symptoms are caused by reflux, and he is now being treated for that. He is eleven and one of the sweetest young men you'll ever know so I'm really happy for that.
  Another prayer answered in the affirmative: a young man is either on his way or will soon be on his way to America to go to college. He posted a few years back online that he wanted to become a Christian. In his own family that could put his life in danger. Some online friends of mine were the ones to help him. I know him only through his posts online but I see his love of God, and his desire to be able to freely say I am a Christian. While waiting for his visa approval he worried a bit, but he didn't waver. When he was told to wait a bit, he said okay. He had his trust in God. And now, he will soon be here. I may never get to meet this young man here on earth. But I do pray I get to tell him in heaven what an example he has been to me. I am very happy to call him brother.
  Now what are you grateful for today? Feel free to share in the comments or join us at Heavenly Homemakers with your own link. I know very little about links so I can't yet add that to my page.

1 comment:

  1. Dottie - Today I'm thankful for the cool rain that's falling outside (we really needed it!). I'm thankful, too, for all the nice people I've met in the blogging community. :)

    Blessings, ~Lisa