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Saturday, December 8, 2007

God Answers Prayers

Jesus_072_small I was touched and ministered to by this, I felt compelled to share it with you.

I hope you don’t mind?

God wants you to listen and touch a life today. Read and digest:

A young man had been to Wednesday Night Bible Study.

The Pastor had shared about listening to God and obeying the Lord's voice.

The young man couldn't help but wonder, "Does God still speak to people?"

After service, he went out with some friends for coffee and pie and they discussed the message. Several different ones talked about how God had led them in different ways.

It was about ten o'clock when the young man started driving home. Sitting in his car, he just began to pray, "God...If you still speak to people, speak to me. I will listen. I will do my best to obey."

As he drove down the main street of his town, he had the strangest thought to stop and buy a gallon of milk. He shook his head and said out loud, "God is that you?" He didn't get a reply and started on toward home.

But again, the thought, buy a gallon of milk. The young man thought about Samuel and how he didn't recognize the voice of God, and how little Samuel ran to Eli. "Okay, God, in case that is you, I will buy the milk." It didn't seem like too hard a test of obedience. He could always use the milk. He stopped and purchased the gallon of milk and started off toward home.

As he passed Seventh Street , he again felt the urge, "Turn Down that street." This is crazy he thought, and drove on past the intersection. Again, he felt that he should turn down Seventh Street .

At the next intersection, he turned back and headed down Seventh. Half jokingly, he said out loud, "Okay, God, I will."

He drove several blocks, when suddenly, he felt like he should stop. He pulled over to the curb and looked around. He was in a semi- commercial area of town. It wasn't the best but it wasn't the worst of neighborhoods either.

The businesses were closed and most of the houses looked dark like the people were already in bed.

Again, he sensed something, "Go and give the milk to the people in the house across the street." The young man looked at the house. It was dark and it looked like the people were either gone or they were already asleep. He started to open the door and then sat back in the car seat.

"Lord, this is insane. Those people are asleep and if I wake them up, they are going to be mad and I will look stupid." Again, he felt like he should go and give the milk.

Finally, he opened the door, "Okay God, if this is you, I will go to the door and I will give them the milk. If you want me to look like a crazy person, okay. I want to be obedient. I guess that will count for something, but if they don't answer right away, I am out of here."

He walked across the street and rang the bell. He could hear some noise inside. A man's voice yelled out, "Who is it? What do you want?" Then the door opened before the young man could get away.

The man was standing there in his jeans and T-shirt. He looked like he just got out of bed. He had a strange look on his face and he didn't seem too happy to have some stranger standing on his doorstep. "What is it?" The young man thrust out the gallon of milk, "Here, I brought this to you." The man took the milk and rushed down a hallway.

Then from down the hall came a woman carrying the milk toward the kitchen. The man was following her holding a baby. The baby was crying. The man had tears streaming down his face.

The man began speaking and half crying, "We were just praying. We had some big bills this month and we ran out of money. We didn't have any milk for our baby. I was just praying and asking God to show me how to get some milk."

His wife in the kitchen yelled out, "I ask him to send an Angel with some. Are you an Angel?"

The young man reached into his wallet and pulled out all the money he had on him and put in the man's hand. He turned and walked back toward his car and the tears were streaming down his face.

He knew that God still answers prayers.



14 Readers Commented:

  1. I just want to let you know how touched I was by this story.

    Most times we think that God answers only our prayers when we are obedient, and we obey in hope of that. Yet, this just goes to show that when we are obedient, God can and will use us to answer the prayers of others.

    And when someone else is obedient, then our own prayers get answered through their obedience.

    The LORD teaches us to be obedient and to be servants not for our own gain, but for the good of those who also love and need Him, that through us His glory is magnified!

    Hallelu et Adonai!

    God bless, and Shalom!

  2. Amen and Amen!!!
    Godbless you Sicarii my Brother in Jesus Mighty Name Amen

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  4. Channelofhealing you are real channel of healing. Your stories and I know I am repeating myself again, are just so inspirational, and especially this one, however, on the end I cannot tell you which one is better or teaches us more, they are all equal and we need them all. Thank you again, Anna :)

  5. Awesome blog! God bless you and your writing. Maybe we can exchange links.That story touches my heart.

  6. To God be all the Glory! Anna you can say it as many times as you want as long as you gie allthe Glory to God thank you for the visits and comments... imediately I visited the blog I knew you had comented.

    Thank You my dear friend

  7. God bless you,That would be Great! Lance thanks for the Visit and comment.

  8. cinquentte21:26

    what a great story God is really faithful and he answers prayers just trust in Him and obey Him. God can use anybody to answer your prayers if and only if you believe and trust in Him, He will never let you down. once again a lovely and inspiring story.i was touched and inspired.

  9. God bless you Cinquentte, what you ve just said is So true... we have to have faith and obey the Lord

  10. I saw parts of this post on Sicarii's blog - really blessed me. Thanks.

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  12. Hi Robert, God bless You and Sicarii, wow! I didn't even know God bless Him am so happy for this I tell you.



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