So, in my last post I mentioned that I was going on a short vacation. Well, I did and it was very wonderful. We relaxed and did whatever we wanted to. God blessed us with a refreshing in our bodies and in my spirit.
A very beautiful event happened to me over the weekend and I have to share it. You may not think its very special but I think so. Well, I was walking along the beach Saturday afternoon and I was talking to God. I told God, "Lord, I've never caught a starfish before and I would really love to catch one." That was my prayer. Simple, easy, nothing more to it. I was looking around at the pretty seashells that were in the sand. I saw a couple of things that I liked, but I told God, "Lord, I don't want to settle, I want to find a starfish." I kept looking around to try and find a starfish. Well, my dad walks up and we are strolling along and I just happen to look down as something washes up to the shore almost right in front of me. I couldn't believe it! It was a starfish! My heart leaped and headed back to show my mom.
On my way back I began to think, all I did was ask God for a starfish. A simple small request, yet He still heard it and He gave me what I wanted. When I made it back to my mom I started to cry. I told her the story about me praying for the starfish and He answered my prayer.
When God gave me that starfish He showed me just how much He truly cares for us. That simple little prayer was heard by my great big God. I didn't have to scream it to the top of my lungs, all I have to do was ask with my heart and He heard my request. To see that starfish wash up on the shore made me feel like there was nothing that I could ask for that He wouldn't hear.
Like I said, to everyone else it may seem like a small request and like that was something stupid to ask for, but it was something my heart desired. Through my desires being fulfilled and God giving me that small request, He has shown me that there is power in our prayers. We don't have to say some extraordinary prayer filled with big words. All we have to do is humble ourselves down and ask God with an expectant heart.
I can't even explain how much love I felt from God when I found the starfish. Even right now. Just thinking about it makes me cry. The Bible says,
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For anyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Matthew 7:7&8 NKJV
All we have to do is ask. You may say, "It's not that simple." I am here to tell you, yes it is. If you will cast your desires and cares upon Him(1 Peter 5:7) and just give up everything that you have been worrying about, He will guide and direct you(Isaiah 59:1). He's not going to lead you down a path you can't handle. Yes, it may be hard at times and we may think its too hard, but God cannot lie!
In hope eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began. Titus 1:2 NKJV
If God said it, then it is going to happen! There is so much comfort we can find in knowing that we don't have to worry or concern ourselves with the things of this world. Just the thought of Him taking care of it all brings peace. Oh how I love God! I can't even begin to comprehend the extent of my love for Him! He is so mighty and wonderful!!
I hope that I encouraged you with this testimony! Here is a picture of the starfish!