Maybe it looks like just another wheel barrel to you, but to me it looks like an answered prayer from an awesome God! Yes, I did it. I prayed for a wheel barrel!
My wheel barrel broke and so I prayed for direction on where to go for the next one. Asking things like,
"Lord, should I go to Home depot? Where can I get the best deal Lord?"
I didn't feel like spending a lot on a tool that was going to get beat up and just needed to something to get the job done. I think I prayed for about three days or so, and then began searching on craigslist for one.
Days later I was talking with a person who told me they we're looking on craigslist for something and I said,
"I was just on craigslist myself, looking for a used wheel barrel."
"You need a wheel barrel? I have one for you."
A few moments later they wheeled it out of the back yard, gave to me for free, and the rest is history!
Here's the thing though, I don't recommend praying to God just to get things. However, I do recommend dependance upon God for everything!
Dependance is what gets God's attention, it's the secret sauce. When you get to the point in your life where you are truly depending upon God for everything, even for a wheel barrel, then expect Him to show up!
Dependance is different from seeking God only for things. It's seeking God's wisdom, and His perfect direction on how to do something the best way possible.
So don't fall into the habit of merely seeking God for things, but instead try to develop the habit of trusting Him for direction with every detail of your life.
Now, if He decides to bless you with something it's because He decided that was best for the situation.
And He just might bless you. Remember God is a Father, not merely a God up in the sky with a brick in His chest. He cares for His children everyday, and Lamentations 3:25 says,
The Lord is good to those who depend on him,
to those who search for him.
(Lamentations 3:25 New Living Translation)
God is good to those who depend on Him. Not only to the perfect, or the religious, but to those who depend on Him. Dependence is the secret, it's the key.
The truth is your entire life can change just by making a simple decision to depend on God for everything. It's going to take practice, it's going to take effort, but it's going to be powerful!
Try starting today by praying about what it is you are searching for. Whatever it is, even a wheel barrel. Then trust God to direct you.
(If you know someone who needs this reminder forward it to them)
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