I want, I want, I want? I wrote a post called, "I Want, I Want, I Want... Sound Selfish?"
I wrote that post for the purpose of putting the words out there. Speaking my desires and having faith in God to provide them. I know that we are not guaranteed that God will fulfil our every whim. I know that He isn't a genie in a bottle.
BUT I also know that God wants to bless His children. I also know that obedience is directly linked to blessing. I also know that we "have not because we ask not." I also know that when you live a life of obedience and a life full of faith, you please Him.
So, I put it out there... and He responded. I wast tempted to delete it. I didn't want my motives judged by my readers. I didn't want people to only look at the words and not know the life that I live. But, I left it. I left it because I care more about what God wants. I knew that according to God's Word, our words have power.
Like I said, He responded. After waiting 7 months in the farm house, a temporary place, God has provided exactly what I asked for in faith. Exactly. We have found a place to live. It is not temporary. This place has more space than we even need for our family of 4. It has everything that I listed and then some!
Praise the LORD! We will be moving again (3 times in 2 school years) in just a few weeks.
I am so thankful that God cares. He listens when we ask. He responds when we unlock the door with the obedience key. (The Blessing of an Obedient Life)
Matthew 7:11 (NLT)
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.
And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the LORD your God
You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.