If I could have whatever I say, what would I say? She considered that thought for several minutes, contemplating what she really wanted in life. First she thought of her personal circumstances. Was she really content with her life? She decided that she was content to some degree, but she wished to prosper more and fail less. (Wouldn’t we all?)
How would I measure the result of my profession to prosper more and fail less? Surely she would see a change, she decided. Yes, she would declare, in faith, that she would prosper more and fail less.
Next, she thought of her aging vehicle. Might my desire for something as materialistic as a car be met? Might I have whatever I say in that realm of my life? Her car had broken down more than once, and it had grieved her to invest her money in it, when it clearly should have been replaced. Yes, she decided; she would believe God for a new car. After all, He was her provider.
Excited, she put her desires into words, writing her two specific professions into the dialog of prayer, a conversation between herself and her God. She staked her claim on the promises God made to all believers in Jesus, who gave Himself on the cross to take away our sins, provide us eternal life, health and wellness, prosperity, and full access to His throne of grace. Her future was brighter now. Her praises to Jesus for His everlasting love spilled out of her pen onto her Journal and into her heart.
By Carol Ann Hoel © December 7, 2013
Mark 11:23-24 – The Bible – (KJV) – For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Psalm 103:1-5 – The Bible – (KJV) – Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
I really like how you have taken the scripture promises and applied them in a short story Carol Ann, well done! 🙂
Thank you, Elizabeth. It was fun to write it. God answers prayers. It’s such a privilege to know that He hears us and cares and provides. Blessings to you…
Nicely done! Blessings to you and Steve.
Thank you, Patti. I appreciate your visit and comment. You are a whiz at short fiction. I look forward to each post that contains one of your stories. Blessings to you…