Saturday, September 4, 2010

God Knows Exactly What You Need

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One day Fanny Crosby, the blind hymn writer, needed a specific amount of money and she asked God to supply the need. As she rose from her knees, the doorbell rang and Fanny opened the door to greet a stranger. The two visited. When the person turned to leave, they shook hands and Fanny felt a bill slip into her hand. Later she discovered it was the exact amount of money she had prayed for. As she meditated on God's faithfulness, words formed in her mind. The lines were eventually put to music and became the hymn,"All The Way My Savior Leads Me."
All the way my Savior leads me; What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy, Who through life has been my Guide?
Heavenly peace, divinest comfort, Here by faith in Him to dwell!
For I know, whate'er befall me, Jesus doeth all things weell.
God knows exactly what you need, but He invites you to ask. Coming to God shows your dependence upon Him and is pleasing to your heavenly Father. Mothers may tire of hearing their child's continual requests, but not so with God. He hears every prayer and promises to answer them.

Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives.
Matthew 7:7-8 NLT

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Thanks to Charlotte and Ginger for being such gracious hostesses for Spiritual Sundays.


Carol said...

Your post says it all.

Saleslady371 said...

Isn't it amazing how He loves it when we ask? Have a great holiday weekend!

Virginia said...

Great post.When we ask is amazing what we can receive.

Dianne said...

I love stories like this--wouldn't you just love to meet Fanny or an old-timey saint like her, sit down and have a heart to heart chat--what a legacy she left!

Great post.

Sweet blessings to you,

Whidbey Woman said...

Such a hopeful, encouraging post.
God bless you.

Charlotte said...

Thank you, Lisa. I love reading this kind of encouraging post.

Ruth said...

Thank you for this encouraging post!!

sarah said...

Lisa...this is the best. I needed to read know He ask and trust...Thank you so much. Sarah

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Lisa Sweetie...
A beautiful post today. Just beautiful and it says it all.

And like our earthly Father he likes to be asked for advice now and then, even though we know what his answer will be, he still likes to be asked. Our dependence on him IS very pleasing to our heavenly Father.

Yes to know..He knows...

Many thanks sweet friend. Have a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Country hugs and much love, Sherry


Amen! God is the blessed controller of "ALL" things even though we often forget that.


Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

God is so good to us. I absolutely love the avenue of prayer.

Joan said...

Stories like this are so encouraging. Thank you so much for sharing this today.


myletterstoemily said...

what a sweet story about one of my
favorite songwriters.

thank you for your continuous kind
encouragement, too!

cindy said...

I love it. And I'm so grateful for it!


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