7 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
9 “You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? 10 Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! 11 So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.
I really don’t subscribe to that whole idea that God is a genie waiting to grant our every wish prayer for all things material. Don’t get me wrong. It would be awesome if that was His plan of action… I just don’t believe that’s the case.
I do, however, believe that God is a Provider. I believe that it is ok to ask, and to have faith that you will be Provided for.
I’m not real sure why I was so surprised when I wrote this, and in less than 30 minutes was met with an “answer”. Becky, a wonderful friend and co-worker, came up to my desk minutes after I clicked “Publish” and said, “I can get you that flat iron!”
I’m sorry… what are you talking about? What flat iron? Oh, my blog! About wanting a flat iron! Oh, how quickly we forget our longings.
I wasn’t really sure if Becky had understood my blog. I wanted a beautician’s flat iron. Becky works with me, and we do not work at a salon. What was she talking about?
“I know people,” she said, reading my mind, “People who can get flat irons… I’ll take care of it”.
Sure enough within a week I have a beautician level flat iron due to Becky and her friend Lora. I never in a million years thought that writing about a flat iron would produce a flat iron. Never.
But now that I know the magical powers that blog God has, I will now write my wish prayer list…
- (Heh, that’s really all I got, but I’ll keep thinking of stuff so that I don’t look so superficial)
- Ability to run a marathon… without dying
- A clean freezer
- A cat that liked me
- A temporary license to practice therapy
- A magic carpet… (singing) A whole new world/ A new fantastic point of view/No one to tell us no/Or where to go/ Or say we’re only dreaming… oops, sorry
- Clarification on the “Boobs” thing: I’d like them to be bigger. I do NOT want an extra pair. Just wanted to make sure we were on the same page.
- And world peace. Always world peace.
That’s all I got. So if anyone can help me out in the lovely way Becky and her friend Lora did it would be much appreciated.
Ask and you shall receive, indeed!