My bloggy friend Lynz left this comment on the previous post:
'I heard a fabulous thing the other day.
"God answers our prayers - sometimes the answer is no."
Is that not just perfect? I hope you get what want. But if not? Mick said it best - you'll get what you need!'
God definitely says no sometimes.
And sometimes He says Yes.
On a Saturday afternoon I got a call from my friend Lynda. She told me that one of the team members for the Swaziland trip had hurt his back and wasn't going to be able to go, and they had prayed about it and felt like they should give his ticket to me. Not just the ticket, but lodgings, food, and recreation day expenses...all paid for. Every bit of it. She said my only expense for the whole trip is to pay for the ticket to be switched to my name, and any extra cash for when we're in the airport, or souvenirs. That's it.
I stood at my kitchen counter, in my pj's, juicing celery and crying my eyes out. I couldn't believe it. I mean, I'd totally resigned myself to the fact that this would not happen. I said I believed in miracles, but really I only believed in them when they made sense, fit within a time frame, and were convenient for everyone. I worried about the timing for my mother-in-law's visit, but my husband said everything would be fine. I wondered if it was too late to find someone to watch the boys, but my mom is taking care of them for me while I'm gone. Everything is taken care of, and all I had to do was sit back and see God work.
I'm going to Swaziland, everyone!! In twenty days, no less. Agghh!! God is amazing!