Do You Hear What I Hear?

Mar 25, 2011

The Lenten Journey

Day 17:  Acknowledge Answered Prayer
Sitting, minding my own business at a fund raiser last night, someone walked up to the table and asked if my husband or I would bless the meal.  My man accepted this request.  After the food was blessed and as we were eating – oh my, I recognized My Abba was speaking to me.  I pulled into my “sacred space” to check it out and lo and behold His voice was softly, sweetly saying:  “Remember that young woman that pray pray prayed for a “God Man?”  I was stunned, right there in the middle of a room full of people.  I sensed my Abba with His arms crossed, smiling down at me and asking “What do you think of this answered prayer?”  Oh my heart exploded within me.  My reply:  “Oh man, all the ‘requirements’ I gave you were peanuts compared to what you have given me.”  My heart was broken and soared at the same time.  Ephesians 3:20-21 was needing to be dealt with:  Now to  Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or  imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.
During this Lenten Adventure, I am more tuned in to the spiritual and how it is always there but I miss it daily because of the busyness of life and the monster of “Hurry   My little brain went into overdrive searching through memories of all the times God has graciously answered my prayers and I have given Him a superficial “Thank You” and hurried on with my next request. 
As I woke up this morning and asked what His Lenten request is for today, the picture of last night flashed in my mind.   He wants me to give Him the Gratitude He deserves for all the prayers He has answered.  I will start my list with:
1.    A “God Man” to be my life partner, my friend, my confidant and surprise – a helper!  Hmm, I thought I was designated “helper” But God just blows me away! He has graciously given me someone to "help" me be the person He created me to be: A Gracious, Thankful Woman!  (A little voice said:  hmmm, wonder what your man prayed for?)   


  1. Thank you..awesome, it reminds me of my "stones of remembrance" post lately...God was showing me the same thing, thanks for this reminder.

  2. Pat I was thanking God recently for all the prayers HE has answered in my life. Many...but I believe the one I hold the dearest is that my man has realized he can't live his life without God...He prays daily and has changed in so many ways. He's a good man, but now a Godly Man...thanks sweetie for your sharing during this Lenten Season!!!

  3. An attitude of gratitude is always a good thing! Thanks for the reminder to be grateful and to praise God for the myriad things He provides for us.