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This posting is about answered prayer. To me… a miracle. God listens and God answers. I have the proof, here in this posting.

Sometimes I get caught in a rut. I get frustrated and say, “God, do you hear me? Can you hear my cries? Can you hear my pleas?” I used to get frustrated… almost upset, wondering why won’t God clearly let me know he is hearing me?

I recently had a lesson of epic proportion. As I prayed to God, I began to get frustrated, I wanted direction in my life and I felt like things weren’t clear. I want to do His will but what is His will? I realized that instead of getting frustrated and expecting an answer that I had to have a shift of thinking. I had to pray and be patient and faithful that He will answer. His direction will be clear.

Shortly after having this epiphany, a miracle happened… I heard God.

He speaks in many ways but in this instance, He spoke clearly. Here’s what happened:

Before bed, on Thursday, May 16, 2013, I was looking through Pinterest and I came across a pin of “Six Verses To Pray For Your Husband”:


I pinned this, thinking that I could even benefit from praying some of these scriptures for myself.

Then I saw it: understanding God’s plan for his life… Matthew 6:33.

This is what I’ve been praying to God about! I want to know and understand God’s plan for my life! I made note of this scripture on my iPhone and then proceeded to look it up in my bible.

I read the scripture fully and completely:

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 6:33 (ESV)

As I reread the scripture, I began to think do I always seek first his kingdom and his righteousness? How can I do this more?

I then opened up my bible app and I went to my Joseph Prince daily devotional. The scripture for the day….

Wow! This is a wonderful example of hearing God’s voice!

I delight in the fact that I have the screenshots to show you that God spoke loudly and clearly to me. Between the times of 11:09 and 11:15 pm on Thursday, May 16th, God gave me the same scripture twice!

Consider those odds!

With 31,173 verses in the NIV bible, I had the same scripture appear from 2 separate sources within the time span of 6 minutes. That’s God.

As I ruminated on this passage of scripture I decided to make a commitment. I would start going to church weekly. I need to feed my spirit regularly. I read my bible, I sing praise songs, I pray, but I need more… I need fellowship.

So, today I went to church. My pastor shared how Sunday is the first day of the week. He encouraged us to start our week off with God by coming to church… by dedicating some time to worship Him and to fellowship with others.

Suddenly I was struck. In March of this year, I had shared how I wanted to start my day with God. Does it not make sense to also start my week with Him? In all ways I want to “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness”. God has promised that if I do this I will be thoroughly and completely provided for.

So I am forging forward and I can confidently say that through Christ Jesus, my life is going to glorify Him. I expect great things to happen and I can’t wait to share more with you.

Wishing you a lovely, beautiful and blessed day!

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Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool, creator of The Deliberate Mom, and Deliberate Homeschooling. Jennifer writes about parenting, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.

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