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Hide-the-Word Wednesday: A Bright Idea

on February 19, 2014

It has happened to me more than once: my mind is grinding away at a problem—maybe work-related, or a disagreement with my husband—and the grinding is getting me absolutely nowhere.  Then, right in the middle of imagining the worst-case scenario, or replaying our argument (and adding what I wish I’d said), I suddenly remember, Oh yeah, I can pray about this! 

In fact, it happened just this Monday.  After months of worrying about a critical (and missing) document that I had to find for work by tomorrow, it finally occurred to me to pray.  Sure enough, the Lord led me to it:  all by itself in the file cabinet that I’d checked before, far away from similar documents, where it “should” have been (but that’s okay!).  He always leads me to answers when I pray. I should do it more often.

Never stop praying.  1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT)

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When was the last time God’s Word gave you some answers?


8 responses to “Hide-the-Word Wednesday: A Bright Idea

  1. I’ve got that down – when I turn the house upside down looking for something, I finally ask God where it is ’cause He knows! Guess what? Like you, that’s when I find it!

  2. I should definitely pray more often too – it’s not the first thing I tend to do either unfortunately! Thanks for this great reminder.
    Thanks for linking up at Essential Fridays.
    Blessings
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions

  3. Machelle says:

    This happened to me this week. My husband and I were trying to make a major financial decision. We see the situation from completely different lenses. We have the opposite opinions about what we should do. A couple of days later while showering and praying we could resolve the issue, the thought comes to me, “Why don’t you pray about it?” Well duh. So I proposed to my husband that we stop looking at the numbers and discussing the issue. But instead that we take a week, pray and listen to see what God would have us to do…

    Kingdom Life & Blessings

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