Serious prayer requests? I've got 'em. I'm sure you do too.
Matters of life and death in people's lives.
Marriage and family needs.
Asking God for justice.
I am reminded, we don't always know how God is going to answer, but we need to be faithful in letting Him know what's on our heart.
A while back I decided I wanted to take my bike to some local places I needed to go, and be able to lock it up. Sometimes I'd rather take my bike to a local store or a friend's house than take our car. So I purchased a bike lock. My kids thought it was funny that I got one that had letters rather than numbers. I hate remembering numbers. I'm an alphabet kind of person.
"Mom, somebody's going to figure out your combination..." Jordan says.
"Why would they figure that out any more than a number combination?" I countered.
"They just will..."
"Oh, nobody's going to figure that out."
"They will if they know you..."
"I don't believe you,"
"Give me that lock! I'll show you!"
I gave it to him and sure enough in less than a minute, he opened it.
"Mom, I know you. Of course you're going to pick pray!"
We had a good laugh.
"Well, Jordan...I highly doubt some stranger on the street will know I picked pray, right?"
Lately I've reaped the answers to some of my prayers in a big way.
The answers didn't come in the way I imagined they would.
In fact, they came in such a different way than I ever thought.
Matter of fact, if you would have told me how they would come, I might not have wanted to go there.
But God knew I needed to go through it in order to get me to the place He wanted me and bring some answers I've waited for a long time. And I'm still waiting on a few.
God will always answer.
Keep sharing your heart with Him.
Never give up.
As the old song goes, prayer is the key to heaven, and faith unlocks the door.