Have you ever prayed for something and your prayers were answered in the most amazing way?
I have! So on this 4th day of #30DaysofPraise I have to share with you how awesome our God is and how if we truly trust him to answer our prayers when and how he feels is best for us, we’ll never doubt him.
It was just about 2 years ago I received a call from my son Shane saying that his ex-girlfriend called and told him that she was pregnant with his child. This didn’t really surprise me but I’ll be honest I was deeply saddened because I had this vision of my kids getting married THEN having children. I knew in my spirit that it was his baby even though there was some talk that it might not be.
Shane and her were not getting back together but the mom wanted me to be a part of the baby’s life so she sent me a friend request on Facebook and I was able to watch my grand baby grow within her belly.
Then one day she was not only not my friend she had blocked me. I was devastated! I called my son and I remember him saying something about him not wanting to be in his baby’s life and that he didn’t think it was even his. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. There were so many other rumors I heard but I just couldn’t listen to them.
So many emotions ran through me. How could my son just give up like that? How could he not step up to the plate and be the man I raised him to be? How could the mom just delete me with no explanation? You have to understand. My son has a heart of gold and swore all the time if he ever had a baby he would do everything for it. But, after my mom passed away my son changed. He put up a wall around his heart and has not let anyone else in. I’m in constant prayer for him and I KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt that God will restore his heart and he will be the man of God he was created to be!!! but for now he is living for himself.
Well, my grand-daughter was born on May 20, 2011 and the only pictures I saw was when the mom would send pictures of her to my daughter Brianna. She was a spitting image of Brianna and there was NO denying she was my son’s daughter.
There were so many times I wrote a letter to the Mom, only to delete it and re write it. Looking back over the last 1 1/2 yrs. I can see how with each letter I wrote more healing came. Months would go by and when I went back into write again I would find that what I was feeling on the last note was gone and now something new was coming up to the surface.
It was a continual washing by the word of God! It was simply amazing!
About a month ago the mom requested me on Facebook again. I was soooo EXCITED that whole day because I knew God was working out a miracle right before my eyes. I quickly accepted her friend request and went through all the pictures of my beautiful Grand Daughter Orion. Oh she is just so precious and a true gift from God.
Then guess what happened???
The mom wanted me to meet Orion before they moved up to Virginia to live with my son Shane. So she came to visit this past weekend and stayed with us.
The whole weekend I just kept Praising God! Throughout the course of this walk I followed the Holy Spirit. I allowed myself to be led by God and not my emotions. Do you know how hard it was to sit back and do nothing? Knowing I have a grand-daughter out there that I should be a part of her life.
So many times we allow our emotions to rule us and what we feel should happen. When we do this we miss the opportunity of God working everything out for our good and HIS glory. This miracle had nothing to do with anything I did because I never sent any of those letters. God never allowed me to, he never led me to, they were for my healing, for my growth and for my faith to grow. I prayed God would allow me to be a part of my grand daughters life in his perfect timing and no matter what timing that would be I would trust him. This reminds me of the following scripture. I prayed
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:6
I had the most amazing weekend getting to know my grand-daughter Orion and her Mommy. God couldn’t have chosen a better Mommy for her. I felt like she was one of my daughters and was so proud of the way she was raising Orion. Oh and Orion has the sweetest spirit and just makes me want to grab those chubby cheeks and squeeze them. I loved, hugged and kissed all over her. We went to the park and just enjoyed the time we had together.
My prayer for you today is that you would have the strength to follow the Holy Spirit no matter what he’s telling you to do. That you would be able to discern between your emotions and the Holy Spirit. That while waiting for your prayer to be answered in the open your faith would grow as well as your relationship with our heavenly father. In Jesus name – Amen!
Is there a prayer you’ve prayed in the secret place that God has answered openly for you? I’d love to hear all about it.