As the air grows cooler and lists for the fall season grow larger, I am regularly talking to God about what I'd like Him to attend to in the future. Stress wants to visit and when it comes knocking I hear a gentle reminder from Holy Spirit, "Take heart daughter, answered prayers are everywhere".
Looking around my messy house I see toys, laundry, remainders of my husband's day and multiple items for our church and my music. In this quiet night hour, tying up loose ends while my husband, babies and even dog are sleeping I remember all the prayers that got me here.
We prayed for 7 years to be able to buy a home. 2 years ago God's miracle brought us to this happy place. My oldest son Noah was born 7 weeks early. How I prayed to God to protect him, and make him strong enough to take home from the hospital. Now he fills our house with his laughter and strength bounding with energy I am always amazed by. There was a time as a single woman in ministry I wondered if God would grant my desire to marry and have a family. I was so intense with God about this topic, and He gave me a love story only He could write along 3 beautiful kids. 5 years ago I stopped travelling in ministry to take time away for pregnancy and a season just to be a Mom. I did not know how long it would be before I would record again, I just trusted God with my life. After all this time I am humbled and excited that my new CD "Story of All Stories" will be out this fall.
My lists and deadlines say "Hurry up! You have so far to go". But the truth is I've already arrived as I linger in God's presence. His presence, my destination for now and eternity. My answered prayers now fill my hours and days. As I whisper to the One who brought me here about what lies ahead, I know my future is sure. My soul can rest knowing I will look around tomorrow or ten years from now and God's faithfulness will be evident. May I choose each day see the unfolding of His goodness. How easy it is to worship Him. Answered prayers are everywhere.