What if God asked you what he asked Job?

I read Job 38-40 as though God were speaking to me. I was silenced and overwhelmed by God’s greatness.

Here’s some of what God asked:
Where you there when I laid the foundations of the earth (Job 38:4)?
Have you ever commanded the morning to appear (Job 38:12)?
Do you know where the gates of death are located (Job 38:17)?
Are you as strong as G
od (Job 40:9)?

What is your response?

A Good Reason to Journal

As I looked through my journal, I read, “My daughter is sick. I don’t know why. Lord, you do! When you were here you healed people from morning to night. You are able to heal her. Are you willing?”

She’s better now. I almost forgot she had been sick.

My journal reminded me to pray, “Thank you, Lord, for healing our daughter! You are the Lord who heals (Exodus 15:26).”

How Love Responds to Requests

Her sweet four year old voice woke me from a deep sleep, “Grandma, I have to go to the bathroom.” I got up, took her hand, and we walked to the bathroom together.

When we tell God what we need, He takes our hand and walks with us.

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him (Matthew 7:11).

Prayer Knows No Language

I noticed her working at the airport, so I thanked her for doing her job, and asked if she knew Jesus. She said, “My English is small.”

I responded, “Then I will pray for you.” I folded my hands, looked to heaven and asked Jesus to make himself known to her.

Her eyes were shining when I finished my short prayer. Prayer knows no language.