Joyful Anticipation of Daddy’s Answer

Daddy hug

“‘Where is your faith?’ he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, ‘Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him’” (Luke 8:25, NIV).

Recently, we had some wonderful friends visiting from the United States. They had heard what a spectacular view of the stars can be had out at our Missions School campus at night… that is, when the clouds aren’t hiding them. Our School is outside of the city, meaning no light pollution whatsoever diminishes the extravagantly beautiful artwork Daddy God has hung in the sky.

These friends of ours took the trip out there, expectant. To their disappointment, it was an overcast night. My mother-in-law, Mama Carmen, saw the look in their faces. “Would you like to see the stars? Okay! Let’s pray!” She grabbed their hands and began to address the Lord of the universe with joyful anticipation. “Father, our dear friends want to see the stars. Would you please move the clouds out of the way?” After this simple prayer, she confidently assured them. “You’ll see!”

A short while later, the stars were out in all their magnificence.

Daddy told me to share this story with you. He wants to encourage your heart today. What is the desire of your heart? Ask Him with the simple, expectant confidence of a little child leaning into the chest of the Daddy that loves her more than anything.

“Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete” (John 16:24, NIV).

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Do you pray with joyful antipation of the manifest goodness of Daddy God?

14 thoughts on “Joyful Anticipation of Daddy’s Answer

  1. Jennifer, I grew up on the high plains of eastern New Mexico, far from the nearest town. I can totally identify with your assessment of extravagantly beautiful. Many do not know what is lost by light pollution. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. How wonderful, Jon! What an AMAZING gift that is. I heard someone say recently that if the stars only came out once a year, everyone would stay up all night to watch them. But since we are lavished with them every night, we usually don’t even notice them!

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  2. Beautiful ! In the mornings, I raise my hands in acceptance of the blessings that Daddy God is going to send this day. He is always delighted to bring special surprises to his little ones who trust in him.

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  3. I’m learning to. I was raised with a spirit of poverty in our home, as well as a mother who withheld things as simple as a phone number. It’s made waiting a bit easier. I can’t wait to have a heart the desires what God wants to give me!

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