Thursday, September 12, 2013

What's Unlocks the Answer to Life's Problems?

Serious prayer requests? I've got 'em. I'm sure you do too.

Matters of life and death in people's lives.
Children's futures.
Marriage and family needs.
Inner healing.
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 asking.
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.

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