Have YOU asked God for a SURPRISE lately?

When I opened my eyes to the vastness of the mountains on Friday, the 12th of this month (um, that would  be yesterday), I thought about the last 2 years.  I reflected where I’ve been and the path God is leading me on.  Questions, sometimes without answers. 

Trust is needed.  Trust and faith in Whom you are following.

So, tell me.  Do you have faith and trust in the One you are following?  Or are you making the marks in the snow without following anyone? 

Let me share with you the fact that God wants to join you on your daily journey!  He wants to load you with benefits (Psalm 68:19) and give you sweet surprises around every corner!

Surprises?  You think I’m kidding right?

Have you asked God for any surprises lately?  There are many mornings when I just plain ‘ole ask Him to show me something fun today.  Surprise me!  And you know what?  HE DOES!

But guess what?  You have to be looking.  Delight in HIM–He delights in you and desires to delight you!  Every single day! (Psalm 37:3-5)

I bet if you start looking you will find some fun stuff.

This particular trip was not specifically for meeting friends, as some of our trips are, but mainly some special time with each other and time spent with the Lord.  A time to pray and seek God for the coming journey.  It was an incredible trip.  I told Jeff, I thought this was my favorite trip.  He agreed.

Today (as I write this), I remember what I asked Him for many weeks ago when snow was a possibilty for us Southerners.  I asked for snow.  I didn’t get it that day.  I pouted.  Sort of.  Maybe not a full on lower lip pout, but still, my heart was set on snow.  But you know what? He had a “better day” in mind.  A day when I would be tucked away in a cabin and thinking about my sweet sister that had left this life exactly 2 years prior.  On the very day He rained down the snow!

Now, y’all I’ve been praying for snow for over a year.  I had been asking my friends for snow pictures…post them for me so I can “dream”…. Every time the weather looked remotely possible…I wanted it to HAPPEN!  But it didn’t.  But did I stop praying for snow?  Of course not!

What I want you to do is think about the prayers you’ve been praying and haven’t seen answered yet. 

YET.  The answer is on the way.  Just like the snow of today.  It will fall down and surround you with it’s beauty….

That’s a gift from God.

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13 responses to “Have YOU asked God for a SURPRISE lately?

  • Beth in NC

    Sweet post Angie. God's timing is always perfect isn't it? I'm glad He blessed you with the snow on the perfect day.

    I on the other hand have been praying God would keep the snow away from here. Ha.

    Have a blessed Valentine's Day.
    Beth

  • Jensmere

    Sniff, sniff….thanks for reminding me to LOOK for the surprises!!! I certainly needed to hear this today.

    I love you!!!!
    Susan

  • Denise

    God's gifts are the sweetest gifts sis, happy valentines day. I love you.

  • Crystal

    Amen sister! So ironic you post this. An acquaintance, someone I have yet to meet in person, posted a status on Facebook saying how stupid it was that this man interviewed on the news in south Alabama had prayed for snow for his kids & that he was so happy that God gave them snow. Then she went on to say something about how can anyone be so stupid as to think God would really care about giving them snow, He has bigger things to worry about.

    SPEECH.less.

    I didn't know how to respond. Now I do, but I won't. I know in her eyes it would stir trouble. But thank YOU for the insight into a better understanding of HOW to respond when someone says something like this.

    Blessings!!!

  • Julie

    Glad you got some snow… it was truly beautiful wasn't it? David was off Friday so we sat at Starbucks watching it come down.

    We're supposed to get more tonight… some places say 1-3 inches, others say 3-5 inches… we'll see.

    This is our 3rd snow of the year… this is our 3rd year here… first time we've seen snow like this in YEARS!
    So blessed that you got to be part of one of them!

  • Barbara

    What a great post…what a wonderful surprise and answered prayer. The reminder that we don't always get what we ask for when we ask is a good one….He knows the perfect timing…I guess that's why he reminds us “his ways are greater than ours and his thoughts than our thoughts”…thanks for reminding us again.

  • Beautiful Daughters

    Oh Momma Knight I am overjoyed for you! What a true blessing this is!
    I remember you talking about snow, God answered..Oh How he loves HIS daughters. Thank you for the simple reminder of the power of prayer.
    Love ya Rachel

  • Technonana

    Oh Yes… Our expectation are EVERYTHING!!
    Surprize me Lord!!

  • Warren Baldwin

    Where I live now in Kansas we get the snow, but don't have the mountains. Good point about asking God; he can deliver surprises!

  • Technonana

    Asked and Receive!! Our God is so Awesome!!
    My word verification is… you ready for this???
    sleerp!!! so do I just lap it up, or grab a straw??? LOL!!

  • eph2810

    I am glad that you and Jeff had a marvelous time in the mountains 🙂 – and that you got your snow.

    You are right, Angie; about prayers I means. Prayers have been teaching me patience…and I finally get it – all prayers are answered in HIS time, not mine.

    Love & peace,
    <>< Iris

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