God has been amazing to me! Over the years I have also learned how amazing He has been to others as well! I want to use this blog to brag about our Heavenly Father. I believe that my relationship with God developed the way it did in large part because of hearing about what He was doing in the lives of others. As a result of what I learned, I “took God out of the box” and let Him be who He is. There are no limits to what God can and will do for those who love Him-2 Chronicles 16:9 “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward Him; that He may support those whose heart is completely His.”

As I learned about relationships God had with others I started wanting that closeness, too. I read, “And Peter having opened the mouth, said, ‘Of a truth I understand that God is not One who shows partiality (Acts 10:34). And Deuteronomy 1:17 “For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great and mighty, and awesome God who does not show partiality or take a bribe.” There are other verses which repeat that God is no respecter of persons. This told me that what He does for one He will do for another. So, I became bold in asking God to do things for me. He has always been faithful to perform what is in His Word. Prayer is ALWAYS answered but typically not in the way we expect. An example is a story I just heard from a minister, yesterday…

A soldier was hiding in a cave. He was alone, separated from his group; they had scattered as they were pursued by the enemy. This soldier knew Jesus and as soon as he had found the cave he asked the Lord to hide him from his enemies. After awhile he heard the enemy soldiers outside. They were looking in the caves for the soldiers. He was frightened and still praying. He noticed a spider by the entrance to the cave had begun spinning a web. He was angry with God and asked Him why He didn’t protect him with a brick wall. He joked sarcastically saying, “I ask for a brick wall and God sends me a spider!” Then he heard the soldiers coming and feared he would be discovered. He continued to pray to God to protect Him. The soldiers came up to the entrance of the cave he was in and he heard them arguing about whether to search that cave or not when the commanding officer sneered, ” Look at the cobwebs! No one has been through that cave in a long time! Let’s not waste our time looking in there.”

So, God answered the soldier’s prayer the way He often answers prayer. He surprises us with not what we ask for but something so much better! “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts are higher than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9)