Monday, June 20, 2011

Answered prayers

A couple of weeks ago I share this post about our precious new friend Dora who had been coming over every Monday to teach our family Spanish. Several times I had tried to pay Dora for tutoring us- but she always refused saying it was her way of helping.In the post I also mentioned that Dora didn't have a computer. She had been working towards saving for one for her son to do his school work on, and so she could follow along on my blog once we move. They really needed a lap top due to the fact that they didn't have internet in their home- and a lap top would be portable so they could go to the local Subway for internet connection.

I think the thing I love most about being a Christ follower is watching God work through His people... Through those who know first hand that it is 'more blessed to give than to receive'.  I believe that is the secret to happiness~doing for, giving to and loving others. Doing what we can to make others lives just a little bit better. Giving out of what the Lord has blessed us with. Loving those the Lord puts in our path. And sometimes, even going out of our way to find them.

And one family did exactly that. Within just a couple of hours of that post going up I received an email from them saying they wanted to send Dora a brand new Dell computer- with one stipulation- God gets all the glory. This family chose out of the goodness of their hearts, without receiving any credit, without ever getting anything in return- to bless someone else. Now that is a picture of the gospel in action.

When we took the computer over to Dora's house I explained to her what had happened. She told me between her tears how her and her son had been praying for this and how she was so grateful to God for answering her prayers.  I don't know why God allowed me the privilege of being the go between- between the giver and the receiver on this one- but one thing I do know is, it forever changed me.








A special thank you to the precious "R" family. I know because of your journey you realize how precious life truly is. May God bless you as abundantly as you have blessed so many others.

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19 comments:

Bless by Tone said...

God is good - you're 2nd!!! Tone

Divine Mrs D said...

Beautiful :) What else can you say, except Thank you, Father!!!

Whitney B said...

Seriously, that is just SO AWESOME! Or should I say: GOD IS SO AWESOME! Yay for Dora!

Jill Samter Photography said...

So blessed by this post!

THANK YOU JESUS!

May He bless the "R" family abundantly for their kindness to another!

Love you!
Jill

Girly Girl Mommy said...

Your last picture says it all! Thank you God for Dora, for the "R" family and for Amy and for your mighty hand connecting them all together.

Dardi said...

So amazingly wonderful...Yay God!!!

Freedom Hollow Farmgirl said...

I love seeing answered prayer!! So very awesome!! God is so good to us.

Kim said...

What a tremendous blessing, God is GREAT!!

Shonni said...

Yes!! To HIM be the Glory!!! Amen!!

We Are Family said...

HE IS FAITHFUL!

Phyllis said...

That brought tears to my eyes. That is absolutely amazing. What a wonderful blessing.
Phyllis

Amanda said...

LOVE IT!!! Thank you Lord, in this world where things are complicated and difficult for people to stay caught up, that you called one family to help another and they were obedient to you. Nothing more beautiful than that.

*Overflowing* said...

absolutely beautiful...I LOVE IT!!!!

Elizabeth and Ryan said...

So awesome that your blog can serve so many purposes! God is still in the prayer-answering business for sure :-)

Sara said...

Beautiful. Awesome. Love it!

MamaFoster said...

absolutely beautiful

Andrea H. said...

Bless that precious family and bless your family. How many lives you have touched and so many more lives to come. You are the true hands and feet of Jesus. Unlike anyone I have ever known. Love you forever and ever and into eternity.

LIfe A Bit Sweeter (Michelle) said...

*tears* thanks for allowing us to bear witness to God's concern and love for us.

Lexi said...

this post is amazing!!!! wow...our God is an awesome God!!!! Love it!!