Yesterday morning, I was online, as I normally am on Wednesday mornings. I finished up my live session on my cell phone, and turned to look at my laptop screen. There, in my open social media site, was a highlighted item for sale in my area. It was a very nice purse – a Michael Kors snakeskin purse. There were two other items for sale with it, but what really caught my eye was this purse, in excellent condition. At the price that it was advertised, I simply couldn’t resist contacting the seller.
You see, I knew this was God, answering my prayer. Well, it wasn’t exactly even praying, really… it was a thought process – a “think-prayer”. I have been “think-talking” to the Lord about a new purse for quite some time, because the one I have right now is literally falling apart. I have been using this same, worn out purse for many months, but I really didn’t want to spend the money for a new one. Even generic purses are expensive, let alone designer. As a result, I stopped looking. It seemed like a luxury to me, something that could simply wait.
But God…In “think-talking” to Him about a new purse a few days ago, a memory flashed into my brain, just for a split-second. It was a really quick thought about someone I knew, a believer, that had gotten a very expensive designer purse given to her as a gift. In this split-second-flash memory, I “think-prayed” to the Lord, and said in my head, “I would love to have a really nice purse given to me.” That was it. That was the entire thought process. No fancy prayers, no covetousness, just a quick thought…and then I forgot about it.
So, I knew God had deliberately placed this really nice purse right in front of me, where I couldn’t possibly miss it, at a severely discounted price. I contacted the seller immediately, and arranged to meet with her right away. My belief was confirmed when she pulled up in her hundred-thousand dollar car, thousand dollar suit, and smelling wonderfully of expensive perfume. She handed me a purse worth two hundred dollars, pointing out that it was virtually brand new, perfect inside and out…for $25. She laughed, and confessed, “My husband asked me, ‘What are you going to do with all these purses?’ So, I decided to get rid of them.”
At the price I paid, she “gave” me that purse. I knew it was a gift…an answered prayer, and a gift from God. I told her the entire story, blessed her, and wished her a Merry Christmas. She truly was blessed, and I know she left that parking lot with Jesus dancing in her heart. We both got a gift from God.
Thank you Jesus, for your many gifts that you are bestowing upon your beloved in this season. Merry Christmas to you, Beloved! The Gift Giving has begun!
Blessings and Abundance, from His heart to yours!