Sitting in my big chair where I meet with the Lord each morning, I asked Him about my day. "What do you have in mind for this meeting, Lord?"
I had been at the Knoxville's Women's Expo and felt led to sign up for a free quote from one of the vendors for something for my home improvement. Later they called to set up an appointment. This sweet lady had called a couple other times as we tried to connect. (Instead of being irritated as sometimes we are prone to be with sales calls), I kidded with the lady on the phone and told her about the joy of working with widows! A gentleman named John followed up her call confirming the appointment and setting up the time. Looking over his notes he saw that I was in ministry and "was nice to talk with". (See you never know who is watching your life!) Asking about the ministry, John shared with me that he too was a believer. We shared the Lord as he looked up Anna's Gate website and scheduled the appointment for someone to come the next day.
As I looked to the Lord for His leading and the purpose of this appointment, I heard my answer.
I have learned that when you align with Heaven His reasons for leading you to do something can be totally different than what you think!
That's what makes walking in faith exciting!
"I want you to release blessing on him!"
Oh, I am excited now for I love to give the widows blessing!
God certainly hears our cry and He will establish our territory!
(Ex 22:23; Pro 15:25
was sending a man from my area to show me some upgrades that I might be interested in.
This person was entering my territory!
And God had blessing in store for him!
When Randy came to the door, he was personable and gracious. We sat and visited as he showed me his products that I had asked about. Under my breath, I prayed for God to open the opportunity and He did. "Randy, can I pray for you?" I asked. "Sure" as he quickly bowed his head. Randy had shared how his Dad was a deacon and of his experiences with church. He was used to prayer. He had also shared about his life, family and health concerns. Holy Spirit was ready!
"Father, thank you for sending Randy here today to receive a blessing from you.
I thank you that You declare that when someone blesses a widow all the works of their hands are blessed.
Randy has blessed me.
He has been kind and has given me ideas that can save me money.
Thank you, Lord!
So now I am asking that everything He touches will be blessed.
I bless his life, his walk with you; his family and his finances.
In fact, Lord, send him individuals that need what he has to offer and give him success.
You declare in your Word that you hear my prayer and you will establish my borders!
I place a widow's border around Randy's health in Jesus' name!
I deny the right for diabetes to stay and cancel its assignment to Randy's body!
I release clarity to him so that he knows what to do in the situations he is confronted with.
I bless him in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!"
After the prayer, Randy looked up at me and said, "Wow"!
I have heard a lot of prayers in my life but never one like that one!
That really touched me!"
God's purpose in sending Randy to my home was not for a sale but for a blessing!
Randy left happy with a greater gift than a signed contract!
God will take care of Randy and He will take care of me because we aligned with Heaven today!
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