Sometimes God wants more than prayer

Our pastor encouraged us to read Bible with someone who doesn’t yet know the Lord. I could not get my friend out of my mind. I have been praying for her salvation for 2 years.

I asked God to make our paths cross if this was His idea. A few days later, I encountered her on the sidewalk. She said she’d love to visit with me. We didn’t pick a time, but I noticed God had answered my prayer.

A few days after that, the elevator I was riding stopped on the 7th floor. When she stepped in, I knew what God wanted. (Our building has 40 floors, and almost 500 units, so seeing her was not coincidental.)

The very next afternoon, we sat together, reading the Bible.

I believe God will answer my prayers. Faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ (Romans 10:17).