I just had to share this story from our Pastor's Daughter Avery. Avery is a very special little 12 year old. She is very secure in her walk with the Lord more so than a lot of older Christians I know. Avery prays in faith believing that God will answer her prayers if it is his will to do so.
Here is where the "Amazing" part of this post begins..... Avery has been praying faithfully to the Lord for a new laptop computer. She knows it is something that her parents can't afford to purchase for her but she knows that God is well able to provide it should he decides she is to have it. She was very specific in what she was praying for because she knows the Lord wants us to pray to him that way. We aren't to beat around the bush. We are to go to him with exactly what we are needing or wanting.
Avery, her mom and her grandmother (who by the way is dead set against religion) decided to brave Black Friday and head out at 5:30 in the morning. One place they stopped was Best Buy. Avery immediately went to the computer section and was looking over everything they had so she would be sure to have the specifics of what she wanted next time she talked to God about her desire for a computer. After a few minutes, she turned to see her mother in tears. There was an older gentlemen talking to her mom and grandmother. Avery went over to see what was going on. The man told them that the Lord had just laid it upon his heart to buy Avery a laptop that very moment. He was very specific as to which computer he was to purchase as well. Carrie the mom just could not believe what she was hearing. Of course the grandmother thought there was some kind of agenda that this man had on his mind. Carrie knew better. She knew that this man was there not only for Avery but for her mother to be a witness to just how God works in our lives. Oh how I would have loved to have been there to see this all take place.
Avery left Best Buy that morning with a brand new Mac Laptop, a case for it, two extra upgrades and a three year extended warranty on the computer. How amazing is this!! It just gave me goosebumps when I heard Avery give this testimony. How could anyone ever doubt this to be anything other than the work of God! It can't be explained any other way.
I hope you enjoyed reading this story as much as I love repeating it. Enjoy your week and remember to pray! You just never know what God may have waiting for you!