The Covenant Ring

Philippians 4:19my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus (AMP).

Down to their last 15 dollars, she prayed, “God, I am taking this last 15 dollars to have mother’s ring sized to fit me. It will be a covenant between you and me, God that things are going to get better. She did that and things did begin to get better.

When I heard the speaker that day, my heart cried out, “Oh God! I wish I had a ring as a covenant between you and me that things were going to get better!” When I remembered that not every one meets God in the same way, I quickly apologized. “Lord, forgive me. I don’t need a ring, but God! I need a covenant with you that things are going to get better.” The meeting ended and I forgot about my prayer.

Five days later, my husband came home from work, got down on one knee and said, “Will you marry me?” I thought he’d lost it! We had been married over 30 years! He held out a wedding ring of 14-carat gold that he had found in his job at the local recycling plant. It fit me exactly. And then I remembered my prayer.

Thomas-like, we crave something tangible to remind us that God is always near, making decisions that are right for us. Why is it that He understands and fills our hearts with just the right response?

Prayer: Amazing and wonderful God, thanks for meeting us in such personal and private ways. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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  1. Rev. Tim Lehmann said:

    WOW! Our Pastor is in a series on Gideon. This last Sunday he spoke about the “signs” Gideon ask from from God and how we should and/or should no ask for signs and how tempting it can be to rely on these signs rather than on God Himself. Your devotion fits right in with that. Thanks. I have linked last Sunday’s message for anyone interested.

    November 15, 2011

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