Sunday, August 20, 2017

Guest Blogger Greg Pharr: When the Answer to Your Prayer is Waiting By the Side of the Road

Jeremiah 33:3 – “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

We had gone to Haleyville, Al. late one afternoon to look at a car that was for sale. It was dark as we headed back to Belmont on a rural country road.   As I dimmed the headlights, they went completely dark.  

My uncle Gene and our friend Willie and I pulled off the side of the road and soon discovered the problem. The dimmer switch had gone bad.  

No headlights!   

I made a statement that, if we just had a short piece of wire, I could bypass the dimmer switch and get home.  Uncle Gene prayed and asked God to provide us with what we needed to fix the headlight.  

As he shined our small flashlight on the ground in front of him, there was the exact size wire we needed.   The ends were already peeled off and didn’t need to be cut, making our repair job quicker. Soon, we were on our way home.

The Lord delights in answering our prayers.  Franklin Graham said “Prayer is the most powerful resource we have in this life….it unleashes the spiritual dynamite that obliterates darkness and despair.”  

God cares about a wire to fix a headlight, He cares about our smallest and greatest needs, and He cares about the needs of the pilgrims.  With God all things are possible.   

Prayer ---Lord, help us pray with power.   Help us desire that sweet intimacy with You.   Help us crawl up in Your lap, put our ear to Your chest so we can hear what is on Your heart for us to pray about today.  Lord, we thank You that with you all things are possible.
Guest Blogger Greg Pharr and his wife live in Belmont MS.
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