God doesn't speak through bright lights and fireworks. More often then not, God uses ordinary events, ordinary days, ordinary people.
Through this ordinary croquet ball, God filled me with an amazing desire and need for prayer. I could tell you the story, but it would take away from the point. It wasn't something big.
One little girl looking for something.
One simple prayer.
One prayer answered.
And one person filled with an intense desire for more.Until you have tasted something so sweet as an answered prayer, you don't realize how amazingly powerful and wonderful it is.
A few weeks ago, we found out that my beautiful baby sibling went to sit with Jesus. Our hearts went from rejoicing to breaking. I have never in my fourteen years known such pain.
But it was prayer that lifted us up.
My little sibling has the privilege of being at the throne of God and communicating face-to-face with Him. And we too can have that same communication.
Through prayer.And it was through this ordinary way. This ordinary croquet ball, that I learned to depend or prayer.
It was years ago that the croquet ball event happened. But through that experience, that I didn't think anything of at the time, my redeemer taught me something wonderful . . . that was the only thing for me to depend on in these past few weeks.
Prayer is a beautiful thing. Communication directly with the creator of the universe.
And it's there for anyone. Anyone who will grasp it.
It'll change you. In an ordinary way.