Jeremiah 33:3  Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

          We moved recently, and for any age  moving can be a scary process let alone at the ages of 75 and 76. We didn’t just move from one house to another, we moved from one state to another state.  As I talked with people or sent out newsletters, I had a list of prayer requests.

          1. I asked that the people pray as we sought good medical help and that the doctors would be willing to dig to find an answer to my situation.

          2.  I prayed that we would find a good church.

          3.  I prayed we would find a good apartment with easy access, but I preferred not to live on the first floor. That request could get sticky.

          As far as the medical personnel, we got a name from our dental hygienist because her mother liked this doctor.  When we finally met the doctor, she was very thorough and was a bereaved parent of twins. She knew all about The Compassionate Friends and was even familiar with my book. My first thought was: I didn’t even think to ask for that.

          Several years ago a member of a cult recommended a book to me. To make a long story short, the author of the book was a Pastoral Care minister in a large evangelical  church where we had been  three times for the home school graduation of our grandchildren. When I emailed the author I suggested that he check the Internet for my story; he stated “Oh, I know who you are. I’ve heard you speak, and I’ve even met you!” We have had the privilege of becoming regular attenders at that church.

          We watched these apartments being built. First the parking garage was erected and then the apartments were built around it. Now we live on the fourth floor, and we park on the fourth floor of the parking garage. So we have no steps, and we don’t even have to take the elevator to the fourth floor.

          Do I still have prayer requests unanswered? Yes I do. I am praying that God will heal me and that the doctors will be able to figure out what is wrong. I am praying the doctors will be able to give me a clear diagnosis of my situation.

          I am also praying that God will show me a way to get to know my neighbors. I’ve tried taking homemade bread to my neighbors. I have received a couple of thank you cards but have not met them face-to-face.

          Do I expect God to give me an  answer? Absolutely! I am claiming the above verse that God will show me great and mighty things, and He will do it for you, too. God has shown me through my recent experiences that He is interested in the minute details of my needs, and even my wants. I also realize that God is not limited to our way, but He is willing to use unusual means to answer our prayers:; even a hygienist’s mother whose name I don’t know, a person involved in a cult and an apartment building being built around a parking garage.

          Luke 11:9  And I say unto you, Ask, and  it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

Marilyn Heavilin

Is a wife and mother; author & International conference speaker
Author of Roses In December,
December’s Song
Becoming A Woman of Honor,
Profound Common Sense
When Your Dreams Die,
Grief Is A Family Affair,
I’m Listening, Lord


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