Monday, February 28, 2011

Answered Prayer

   For weeks Silas would say the same prayer at bedtime every night. "Thank you for God and cars and may I please have Chick Hicks. Amen." And at dinner, "Thank you for God and cars and Chick".
I would often tell him the same thing "You will get Chick when the time is right".
   Silas got the "Cars" movie for Christmas and has become a huge fan. He eats, sleeps and breathes cars. His dream is to grow up and drive cars...which I told him there is a pretty good chance of this happening even if it not a racecar...
   So one day in Kmart we strolled through the toy section and there was Chick. I wasn't sure if I should get it because it wasn't Christmas or his birthday or any other special occasion so I called Mark to say I was in Kmart and before I could say anymore he said "Get Chick ". Okay that was clear enough. I too felt like it was on the Father's heart to bless Silas that answer his prayer.
   When I got to the check-out to pay, the cashier said I had earned credit from using my rewards card and the total was 99 cents. I felt like it was a gift from God for Silas!

It was cool to see Silas so diligently pray for something and neat to see how the Lord made the timing clear. It was a good lesson for all of us on how the Lord knows the desires of our heart. Sometimes we have to wait. And sometimes He wants to bless us just because He is our Daddy and He loves to give His children good gifts...

1 comment:

Jeremy and Sabrina said...

Isaiah will be happy for Silas! I love seeing God's hand moving in the lives of children.