Kristine Cucinotta Murphy
Yesterday, thinking about our check out time at 11am and the remaining couple of nights being in the low 20s and possibly colder with wind chill factors, I wished we could stay at least one more night in the room we been in the prior two nights, but also accepting and prepared to sleep in the truck. Knowing the high cost of such luxury, I mentioned to mine husband what I desired. And, asked him permission to create a post asking others if they would donate and give a small love gift to make that happen.
To my surprise he informs me, he already talked to the front desk worker about keeping our room, and told me to book our room, another 2 nights, he has it covered. More than I asked for and not the way I asked to try and get it. YES!
Praise God! He already knew, yet, we must be humble to ask and willing to receive with Thanksgiving. They cried for meat in the desert, meat they got, but did they appreciate it and thank God for it? No, they keep complaining; murmuring. A “no” is hard to accept, but truly how many times does God say no? And not have something better to give us than what we ask for.
Mine husband said “no” to my request to ask for donations, saying because he had it, able to do more than what I asked for and blessed me with 2 more nights of luxury living in homelessness, out of the cold. A Royal Treat indeed.
When God said “no” it’s because he too has it covered and he has a way far better than our own thoughts and ways. And, we submit to his way and time to receive the blessing.
Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.