An Awesome Thing

9 days ago I wrote,

“I find myself missing the pure awe and wonderment that once was the totality of my relationship with God […] I need to reclaim more of that early joy and completely innocent awe. 

“As always, I am praying for His guidance. I know because I have personally experienced it many times already, that when I ask for God’s help He does provide.” (emphasis not in original)

Jesus said, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” (Mark 11:24)

I write this today in personal testimony to the truth of this promise.

Ever since I prayed for that guidance, the most amazing and miraculous things, both small and large, have been occurring in my life, repeatedly, in ways that cannot help but restore in me “that early joy and completely innocent awe” the return of which I prayed for just last week.

Some of that I wrote about previously. But there is more.

The other thing is the completely amazing convergence of so many different parts of my ongoing encounters with Jesus. It’s almost hard to describe, but what I mean is the passages in my bible-reading plans (all 3 of them), this week’s lesson in my Bible class, the last 2 sermons by 2 different pastors at my church — all of these things really, and quite astonishingly given how much there is in the Bible an how many different topics could have been covered in those various lessons — and even the blogs written by several of the Christian bloggers I follow … ALL of these things seemed to converge to knit together the same awesome lesson that directly addressed the exact spiritual need I had at the moment.

I don’t know if that way of putting it even does it justice. But I don’t know any other way of saying it.

Maybe the only real way to say it is,

I asked and I received.

And that is an awesome thing.

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