Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8
I have to admit I’m a little bit nosey at times. I have heard a lot of prayers and I have heard people share their answers to prayers. It is always encouraging to hear God answer prayers. What we don’t get to see is the inner workings of God….just how does He answer all those prayers. It is the details I want to know about. How about you? Do you wish to understand how God works it all out?
The story below explains just how God answered the prayer of one little girl. Don’t be surprised to find sometimes that God uses you to answer someone else’s prayer. When He does, you may not even know it.
A pastor had a little kitten stuck up in a tree, and the kitty would not come down. The tree was not sturdy enough to climb, so the pastor decided that if he tied a rope to his car and drove until the tree bent down, he could then reach up and get the kitten. As he moved just a little too far, the rope broke. The tree snapped upright and the kitten instantly sailed through the air and out of sight.
He felt just terrible and walked all over the neighborhood asking people if they had seen a little kitten. Nobody had and finally he prayed, “Lord, I commit this kitten to Your keeping,” and then went about his business.
A few days later, he was at the grocery store and met one of his church members. In her shopping cart he was amazed to see cat food. Now this woman was a cat hater and everyone knew it, so he asked her why she was buying cat food when she hated cats so much.
She replied, “You won’t believe this, but I have been refusing to buy my little girl a cat even though she has been begging for one. Finally I told her that if God gives you a cat, I’ll let you keep it.
“I watched my child go out into the yard, get on her knees and ask God for a cat. Really, Pastor, you won’t believe this, but I saw it with my own eyes. A kitten suddenly came flying out of the blue sky with its paws spread out and landed right in front of her. Of course I had to let her keep the kitten because it came from God...” (from The Daily Dilly)
Be encouraged today, because God is always at work. We may not get so see behind the scenes…but He is at work.