Me & God Today
The truth is that my prayer life has been declining for awhile. Yet God is so good. He graciously continues to speak to me and to protect and love me. Yet slowly, I was allowing the world to grab my attention and it was pulling me away from God. Yet , God is so good – even when I drift farther away, He pursues me.

This morning, after reading my Bible, I began to update my to do list with new things that needed my attention today. While doing so, God prompted me to put three items of prayer on the list. I don’t usually put prayer items on my to do list, but this morning, I recognized God’s prompting and added the three items to the right of the things I needed to do today.

Let me again say that God is very good. I said that “I recognized” God’s prompting, but I don’t mean to take credit for it – all credit belongs to God, even the credit for me recognizing His promptings. His prompting was so strong, that thankfully, I paused while making the list to actually pray for the items! Making a note to pray, or saying that we’ll pray, and actually praying are radically different things. This morning I paused to pray about the items.

One of the three issues I prayed about related to a new endeavor in our business. We were moving ahead and I was beginning to be uncomfortable about the direction we were taking. So I prayed and asked for guidance. About two hours later, a totally new idea came to my mind that makes SO much more sense than the other direction we were headed. It is less expensive, has less risk, doesn’t impact customer service, and if it results in lower quality I won’t have lost anything for having tried the approach.

God is so good! He prompted me to pray, I prayed, and He answered.

Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
John 16:24 (Jesus is speaking)

Phil & God Today
I went upstairs to tell my husband about the new direction and the goodness of God. After listening to my story, he had his own to tell. His prayer life has also been declining and this morning he was feeling prompted to pray. He began by opening his Bible t read a few chapters, but found himself in an Old Testament book that is sometimes dry and factual – not a place where we hear from God easily. But he prayed, expressing his desire to continue reading from where he had last left off and his desire for God to speak to him. He read seven verses before God responded to the prayer! God began to speak to him about an area of his life that needs refreshing.

God is so good. He prompted Phil to pray, Phil prayed, God answered.

9“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
Luke 11:9-10 (Jesus is speaking)

You & God Today?
God is so good! Today He saved Phil & I from ourselves by prompting us to pray – and we couldn’t be happier about it! May we encourage you to take those issues that are on your mind and those areas of your life that need His input and ask God to speak to you? He wants to hear from you, so don’t put it off. We’re really glad we didn’t.

3 Responses to “He Prompted, We Prayed, He Answered – God is so Good!”
  1. Geri says:

    Hey Sandy, I love to read you blogs. God is so inspiring. He is awesome and so very good. I have been sick going on my 5th week now I have pneumoina. But on my way to healing. My daughter called me yesterday and told me her and her boyfriend were breaking up. they have been together for 14 years and have 3 children. And this morning I am prompted to pray she is not close with God. This man has not been nice to her over the years and have been praying for them for a long time. Been kinda slacking in prayer also since ive gotton sick. I miss church and all my bible studies and the 2 ministries im involved in. and after reading your blog today God has prompted me to spend more time with him praying and being in His word. Blessings Geri

  2. Sandy says:

    Hey, Geri, So sorry to hear you’ve been sick, and for so long! That really wears you down. I pray that God’s healing strength and encouragement would come to you today and that you would be able to return to church and your Bible studies and ministries. In the meantime, I pray that you will have special times of prayer with Him and that you are able to experience His arms holding you. I will also keep your daughter and her three children in our prayers. I pray that all of them (boyfriend, too) would be drawn closer to Jesus during this time and that He would bring spiritual and emotional healing that radically changes their lives. Blessings, Friend.

  3. Geri says:

    thank you and I accept that in Jesus name. Amen

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