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ANSWERED PRAYER

Earlier this year I wrote a post called, Alone with the Lord

It was about a retreat I am planning for the holidays in December where I just want to spend some time with the Lord in His Word and in prayer.

For my retreat I ordered some material to study. The order was placed on the 9th of September and was to come by post.

I was so looking forward to my retreat.

But before my parcel with the study material could arrive, the workers at the Post Office began their strike. 

Now I had a problem. 

And there was nothing I could do about it.

So I did the only thing I could do - I prayed!

One morning during quiet time I told the Lord He knew how much I looked forward to our time together and how I really wanted to study that material. I asked Him to give me favour so the parcel would be here in time, even while the workers were on strike.

For more than two months nothing happened.

I admit, I did begin planning something different for my retreat, just in case the study material didn't arrive in time.

But I shouldn't have doubted the Lord.

In His goodness and faithfulness He did what He always does - He answered my prayer.

On Wednesday afternoon, two months and seventeen days after placing the order, my parcel arrived!

It came just in time for my retreat.

I want to honour God and give Him all the glory.

I know this happened because He made it happen.

Are you in need of something today?

It could be something big, or it could be something so small it seems almost insignificant.

Go to the Lord and ask. 

In His Word He says we do not have because we do not ask (James 4:2).

Don't make the mistake of not asking for what you want or need. 

Matthew 21:22 says: "And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."

Ask, believe your request was granted (1 John 5:14-15), and you will have it.