Friday, October 10, 2008

THE MIRACLE OF ANSWERED PRAYER




THE MIRACLE OF ANSWERED PRAYER

I posted yesterday "The Miracle Happened" - about the miracle of sobriety. I loved everyone's comments and some of you responded with your own sobriety miracle moments.

I also experience the miracle of answered prayer. That's the subject of this blog. The retelling of my answered prayer stories lifts me up. I hope they will uplift you as well. Over my lifetime, there have been so many - some huge, some tiny, but they have all thrilled me and helped me recognize how much God cares about "all" things in my life.

I would love to hear some of your answered prayer stories too.

I'll start with something current. As you know my daughter is visiting for a week. She lives along the coast of Florida, but not very close to the Gulf. When she visits, we love to go to the beach. I don't go myself very often. The weather at this time of year is very unpredictable so it's "catch as catch can" as far as catching some rays versus raindrops. We decided yesterday that the longer we waited, the more chance we wouldn't find a nice day to go while she was here.

So....we took off for the beach with lots of very gray rain-laden clouds in every direction. It truly didn't look like much of a day to get some sun. As we approached the beach area, I said a little prayer and asked God to give us a break in the weather - then I tacked on - for two hours. (It was a spontaneous prayer from my heart for my daughter who can use some relaxing, positive experiences.)

We arrived at the beach at 11:30 and as we set up our gear, along came a break in the clouds directly over us. (This, I know, probably sounds like real B..S..., but I swear it happened just like I tell it.) There was a breeze blowing from the South where there were fewer clouds and it blew the dark clouds in a northerly direction, away from our position. These were definitely clouds with plenty of rain in them. The sun was shining down on us. The wind kept things cool while the sun did its sunning job. We swam, sunbathed, talked as the clouds just kept moving in directions away from us. About two hours later we decided we had been there long enough and as we packed up, we saw that quickly the area was completely clouding over.

My daughter said, "Wow, it's 1:28 - two hours - this is weird."
I agreed!

Answered prayer - in action!


FYI - Whenever I say "weird", it usually translates to "God".

5 comments:

Kristin H. said...

Ooooooh, that gave me chills. I have a lot of "answered prayers" stories. I might do a post about it, though, instead of a comment :)

Shadow said...

you are living in a wonderful spot, physically and spiritually.

Lou said...

You have a gift for uplifting, PG.
I'm grateful you have recognized it, and share it.

Molls said...

Beautiful!

Akannie said...

I loved this post, girlie-girl.

Everyday miracles and answered prayers (even when I don't like the answer!)...that's what it's all about!