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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Pigs Might Fly (10/31/13)

TITLE: God's Answers are Revealing
By Victoria Catron


Having cried out my confusion, my hurt, and my general anxiety to the Lord I felt some weight lift from my shoulders. I lifted my head from the table and rose from the chair to gather my things lying upon the couch. After exiting the house and sitting in the car I looked in the mirror to make sure my appearance wasn't disheveled. A few wipes under my eyes and away I drove. Country music flowed out of the car speakers like a creek winding its way down the mountainside. I had gone about six miles when a phrase caught my attention, "It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true."* I hung onto every word for the rest of the song and wondered whether God had answered my prayer. Could He, would He use the country radio station? I know now that He can, does, and will when He wants to, but it's on His timetable and through His omniscient love.

God has worked in more marvelous and wonderful ways than any one person knows. The Bible records time and time again of the miraculous being an answer to prayer, bringing about a change of heart, or some other cause-effect relationship in the spiritual realm. An axe head floating on water, a donkey talking, dew holding everything in its grasp but a piece of fleece, and an earthquake shaking all of a prison's doors open while the prisoners stayed in place are all a part of the true experiences of God's witnesses. Yet, 2 Kings 19:9-18 KJV tells the experience of God's prophet Elijah not finding his answer in the grandness of wind, an earthquake, or fire but rather "a still small voice." God may not always give an answer in the way or how we expect (Isaiah 55:8-11 KJV). Still He will answer if we ask without doubt (James 1:5-8 KJV), and sometimes He even answers without our vocal, conscious pleadings (Ephesians 3:16-20 KJV; Romans 8:26-27 KJV). Don't be afraid to ask! If you ever hear someone say that the answer they're waiting for is like waiting for a time when pigs might fly then grab a camera and start looking up.

*Author's note: "Bless the Broken Road" was written by Marcus Hummon, Bobby Boyd, and Jeff Hanna in 1994. Country music group Rascal Flatts released their version of the song in November 2004.

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C D Swanson 11/07/13
A moving and powerful entry that held my attention while providing an inspirational message.

Beautifully said and done.
Thank you for sharing.

God bless~
Larry Whittington11/07/13
Yes, good thought, nicely written.

When we ask for things that we know God wants done, we know he will answer.

God is good at answering prayers that bring him the glory he deserves.

Again, well written and from the heart.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/09/13
This is a great example of an ideal devotion. I like how you started with a real life experience that most people can relate to.

There are some spots where you are missing a comma that a good proofreader would catch.

The one thing that would make this even better would be a prayer at the end. Not everyone knows how to pray and including a prayer in the devotion would show that it's like talking to a good friend. Your Scripture was a great match to back up your message. Nicely done.
C D Swanson 11/14/13

God bless~