Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday Sharing: God Answered My Prayer In A Surprising Way

My scripture highlight this week is from I Peter 2:9 from Friday morning which says:

But you are God's chosen and special people.  You are a group of royal priests and a holy nation.  God has brought you out of darkness into his marvelous light.  Now you must tell all the wonderful things that He has done.  (Contemporary English Version)
The day before, God answered my prayer in a way I did not expect.  God is wonderful and after reading this verse the next day, I just have to tell you the wonderful thing He did for me recently.  Last Thursday, I forgot to pack bread in my lunch for my sardine sandwich. I noticed when I got to work and was getting out my snacks. I only had $3.00 with me and didn't really want to buy anything so prayed a quick prayer asking God to provide something for lunch for me. Sometimes leftovers from luncheons are put in the lunchroom for anyone who wants it or sometimes people bring stuff in to share. That's what I was hoping for.

It got to be 2:00 and no leftovers were brought in so I decided to try to find something cheap in the cafe downstairs. It was rainy so I didn't want to go outside for anything. The salads were $6, the pizza had strange toppings, sandwiches were well over $3.00,. There were no lines because I was the only customer at that time so talked to the chef who makes the sandwiches:

Me: Could I just buy two slices of bread please?

Chef: Just bread?

Me: Yes.

Chef: What kind would you like?

Me: Do you have wheat?

Chef: Sure.

Me: It won't be more than $3 will it?

Chef: It's on me.

Me: Oh, thank you!

He put two slices in a little Styrofoam container and marked "no charge, Chef" on the lid. Off I went as happy as could be, thanking God for providing my free lunch and that it was raining so I went downstairs instead of going outside!

Some people may scoff at this as just being a coincidence, but I commit my way to the Lord and do not believe in coincidence.  God is in ultimate control and I just heard Joel Osteen say we need to recognize the good things that happen to us as God's goodness to us and not just a lucky break or a coincidence.  Give God a chance, pray for a miracle.  You may be surprised too at what He will do!

I finished reading the Book of Acts.  Click on the link to read my review, Like Adventure?  Read the Book of Acts that I posted on our book blog, Grab a Book from Our Stack.

Please share a scripture highlight you read this week or a recent answer to prayer in the comments.  I'd love to hear about it! 

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Ma said...

Give God a chance, pray for a miracle

I loved this story it is very inspiring. I wonder how many times we miss out on miracles because we just don't ask.

Sandee said...

That was cool. I'm glad you got your bread.

Have a terrific day. ☺

Thistle Cove Farm said...

There are no coincidences with God; only divine interventions.

marlece said...

Don't you love how he comes to our rescue even in the smallest of things? Makes me smile.

You are such a dear.

MarytheKay said...

God is so kind to us!! I love when He answers even our small prayers. He cares--even about our sandwich bread!

Kara said...

What a beautiful moment! God was definitely answering your prayer that day. How awesome is He?! Thanks for sharing, encouraged me greatly. :)

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