That Was God/That Is God
Prayers are prayed daily by many. Many prayers are heard and answered daily. I have often written about my belief that God has a way of sometimes sneaking the answers in on us and we don't even notice the prayers we prayed have been answered. Sometime in a day or two, sometimes sooner, sometime later, we will notice the answer that came in an unexpected, sometimes unnoticeable way, and we will then hit ourselves n the head, kind of like a WOW, V-8 commercial moment. We will say, "Wow that was God, and I didn't even notice."
However, there are other times we don't have to think back on a moment and say that was God. We know at the moment the prayer is answered, the moment the miracle
takes place that God is God and He is answering our prayer right before our eyes, no sneaking an answer in, it is an obvious God moment.
This week I had a friend have a wow God moment. My friend was facing financial difficulties. She was truly sorrowful that her tithe to God was not there as it had been in the past. She repented for what she felt was a misuse of finances that prevented her from having tithes to give. She cried out to God, believing He would answer. The amount that she usually tithed came Sunday morning just before church service. A friend called and told her that she felt God was leading her to give her a certain amount of money. That certain amount of money was the amount of the tithe that she had regretted not having.
My friend rejoiced and is still rejoicing. God answered in a way that was undeniably God. I don't believe God's purpose was to make sure the tithe was paid this week but to show that He does answer miraculously in unexpected ways very quickly. Some ask why do miracles no longer happen like in Bible times? Why do things no longer just appear? Why do things like diseases no longer just disappear?
I think sometimes God is waiting on us to repent, to cry out and truly believe our miracle will happen.
My friend believed.
(1.) She was truly sorrowful
(2.) She repented
(3.) She cried out to God
(4.) She believed God would answer.
(5.) HE ANSWERED
GOD IS STILL GOD!
He is a God that answers small prayers.
He is a God that answers big prayers.
He is a God that answers by and by.
He is a God that answers immediately.
Sometimes His answers are obvious.
Sometimes His answers require a little thinking on our part.
Today cry out to God and believe that He will answer.
And a small p.s. thank you to my friend.
Thanks for inspiring this devotional, but more than that thank you for inspiring me to know there are people who truly strive to obey God in every way and are truly sorrowful when they don't. To all the tithers and the non-tithers, there is a lesson to be learned here. It almost inspires me to take up an offering. Just kidding, but remember this story the next time the offering is taken at your church.
- Malachi 3:10
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house,
and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you
the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall
not be room enough to receive it