Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Strange, Incredible, Wonderful God

So I'm not sure if you took notice when I said it earlier, but I'm now the director of a small House of Prayer. Me. The leader of the Atlanta Prayer Room....

God is so strange.

I mean, I'm the weird girl who prays weird things. Epic things. Frivolous things. Last week, I leaned back on the couch, propped my feet onto the back, and announced to Renee- in a loud voice- TIME TO PRAY. Only I said it all dramatic and creepy-like.


She raised one eyebrow at me and said nothing.


So I proceeded to pray a frivolous prayer for what was on my scattered mind: that I could use some cash to pay some first of the month bills (the oil business has slowed down and is just picking back up); that I could stand my yard mowed (it has a steep hill that's hard to push a mower over); and that some cake would be nice (because Renee had watched 7 straight episodes of Cake Boss on Netflix and I'd glimpsed one chocolate ganache cake too many). Frivolous.


Only within 3 days, I'd been handed $1,000 cash from random people. And a kid I invite over for dinner frequently dragged my mower out and cut the grass without being asked. Then a nice lady brought over cupcakes. And so, nights later when I was back on the couch and Renee was across the room, she raised one eyebrow at me and said, Dang. When you pray, God listens. I didn't know it worked like that.

I assured her that yes, God does listen and um... sure... it works like that all the time. But believe you me, no one was more shocked/thrilled than I was.


God is so wonderful.


So this House of Prayer... it's a wild thing. We meet five days a week at my house. We read scuffed, folded Bibles, we pour out our hearts to God, and we play instruments and sing to God about how big and awesome He is. People come saying, what in the world is this?, and an hour later they're bawling and saying, it's so peaceful in here. And, wow. When I pray, God really does listen. I didn't know God worked like that...

And I assure them that yes, God does listen and um... sure... He works like that all the time. I say this and smile because no one is more shocked/thrilled than I am.


God is so incredible.

8 comments:

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I'm so glad your back! I love these kind of posts, so uplifting!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

God is so wonderful and he cares about our every need and desire. Your prayer meetings sound awesome! You've been inspiring me for years, so glad you are back here. Have a wonderful week! Twyla

Timber said...

You're doing what my hubby (and pastor) always encourages us to do: pray SPECIFICALLY; God will answer specifically; we'll know it was definitely Him, and He'll get the glory!

...and in your 'frivolous' prayers, He's revealing Himself and His awesomeness to others - how neat, and thanks for sharing! (missed you too)

shoegirl said...

Thanks for this reminder about the power of prayer. Sometimes I forget and it's usually during those times when my life quickly goes to pieces!

Brambleberry said...

Amen!!

Lilian said...

How wonderful to be reminded that the God of the Universe cares enough about our 'frivolous' prayers to answer them above and beyond our feeble faith would dare believe.

Linda Z said...

Awesome!! :)

Adrienne said...

He said if we ask a.n.y.t.h.i.n.g in His name He will do it - that's what you did. That's what He did! Wish I was close enough to join you.
~Adrienne~