Friday, April 9, 2010

Answered Prayer





















Even our smallest needs and things others do not deem critical are important to GOD. Many of you know, my Samoyed Nanuq is extremely afraid of thunderstorms. We have tried everything and he is better, but each storm is still a traumatic experience.

Yesterday, I posted on facebook about a storm headed our way. This storm was producing 1 inch size hail, tornado's, 60 mph winds, and lots of rain. Upon reading my post, many offered prayers. This is how our evening went:


The storm approached with a vengeance. Everyone in its path receiving what had been predicted until it came close to our home. As the storm crossed chesterfield county the thunder and lightening diminished. We heard only one small rumble. We received lots of rain and wind, but NO SOUNDS! Nanuq slept through the entire storm! PRAISE GOD!

If anyone asks you today about the power of prayer and it's significance, tell them GOD cares about his animals enough to calm the storms in Chester, Virginia. He tells us to come to HIM with the desires of our heart. If HE cares about me and my dog, then HE most certainly cares about the details in your life, too!

Continuing to storm the heavens,

Andrea

64 comments:

Kristie said...

That's awesome! :-)

Goose Hill Farm said...

Sweet Andrea~

PRAISE THE LORD! God DOES answer prayer! We didn't get anything here other than rain and a lot of wind, but nothing damaging, thank goodness.

I had just finished cleaning up a little bit out in the strawberry bed and planting lettuce just before the rain. I just LOVE IT when God waters my garden for me!

Thank you, Father, for hearing our prayers!

Blessings~
Laura

RCUBEs said...

He is good. All the time. Praise His Holy Name. Glad to know that sister. Have a great weekend to you. God bless.

Rita's Random Ramblings said...

Thank you for sharing this awesome story of God's love, and how He cares about every area of our lives. Hugs, Rita

WV Mountain Momma said...

Awesome, God always...hears..and answers our prayers! Thanks for sharing this awesome story! I love your blog and am so glad I blundered upon you here...feel free to come by my blog, and feel free to join me there as well! love to have you along!! blessings, Lisa
http://faithonthemountains.blogspot.com/

He & Me + 3 said...

What a great testimony of prayer being powerful.
Hugs,
Mimi

Silver said...

Peace throughout the storm!

~Silver

Auntie Cake said...

God truly does care about the little details of our life! So glad that storm wasn't so stormy!!!

Have a wonderful weekend with your family, two legs or four!!!
Kate

Debbie said...

Oh Andrea how wonderful is this? Praise God who DOES care about every little detail of our lives. Have a wonderful week-end. HUGS...

christy rose said...

That is awesome Andrea! Our dog Dodger used to be the same way. He would freak out so bad. He would even scratch on the walls and doors until he ruined them. We tried comforting him, we tried pills from the vet, which worked but made him act out of it for a couple of days after also, so we quit using those. Eventually we made him his own little room down in our basement where he had to go when storms would come. It sometimes seemed to help him not be so aware of the storm unless it was really strong and then he just had to endure it on his own. It was sometimes very sad. He did not act that way at all until he was about 8 years old. But his last five years was just miserable for him when storms would come. That is just so awesome that God answered your prayer for Nanuq. I know how blessed that must make you feel. :)

Wanda said...

Praise God! You're so right that God is interested in everything that concerns us.

Regina said...

Praise God for His protection.

Mich said...

Nothing too small for MY GOD!!!

I HATE storms too.

Emily Ann Benedict said...

That's awesome, Andrea. I don't know why we always assume God isn't interested in the "smaller things." He proves time and time again that He's involved in ever part of our life. :)

Nel said...

Praise God! That is so awesome! Thanks for sharing!

until next time... nel

Girly Muse said...

That's wonderful. So thankful you had a peaceful night. God is good.

Saleslady371 said...

Beautiful example of answered prayer!

Gaia said...

I am been praying to get a good night's sleep,and it worked. He answered my prayers to allow me to receive peace and calm when I so sorely needed it. Thank you Lord!

Rebecca said...

What an awesome reminder that God hears and answers our prayers. He is a shelter in the time of storms--literally and symbolically!

I was really envious to hear that you have met Phyllis Theroux in person. I'd actually never heard of her. I just grabbed her book in the library because the title fascinated me since I'm an avid journal keeper.....

Prayer Girl said...

I love this story of answered prayer. I know God cares for 'all' his creatures.

I'm still storming with you.

PG

L. E. Neighbour said...

That's cool :D I love it when God does awesome stuff like that B-)

An Imperfect Perfection said...

Getting goosebumps in waves reading this.... Thank God!!

Jeanette Levellie said...

God is so sweet like that. It will take eternity to tell each other all the specatular ways He's answered our prayers. Won't it be fun? A Forever Share a Praise Party!

Tammy said...

Our God cares about the littlest things in our lives. Praise God!!!

love and hugs~Tammy

Cathy said...

God is so good! I love this testimony of how much God loves us! Thanks for Sharing Andrea.

Just Breathe said...

That is awesome news. Amen!

Beth in NC said...

Praise God! I don't like storms either. I'm glad you were safe.

Cathy said...

That is precious, Andrea. Praise the Lord! My daughter turns on the radio and music for their dogs.

Lisa Buffaloe said...

God is sooo good! Our little dog shakes when there are storms too. I love that God loves our little furry babies.

quietspirit said...

Andrea:
This is so true. God is concerned about our needs,whether others around us are or not.

Denise said...

Praise God.

Leslie said...

He is AWESOME! I always have to remind myself that God does care about our wants as well as our needs. I'm trying to get over feeling guilty for praying or asking for prayer for something that I want.

I'm so thankful Nanuq was spared from the thunder (and that y'all were kept safe)!

Love you! Leslie

Kelly Combs said...

I love this post Andrea. It was a whopper of a storm!! And God's mercy and grace on your pup is amazing.

Loren said...

Praising God for peace in this storm for NANUQ!

Prayer is sooo powerful!! You should know!!!

Love you and pray you are having a blessed Friday

Karen said...

Loved this, Andrea...we marvel at the majesty and splendor of the Lord...and then He stoops down and does something like this for one of His children...praise His name!

Jennifer said...

I *love* it!! :)

Heart2Heart said...

Andrea,

Loving that God takes heart in the simplest of prayers even for our pets. Nothing is too small or too great for Him.

Don't forget to stop by my blog for a last chance opportunity to join in some book giveaways. One ends tomorrow. They are on my side bar to the right.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Wanda's Wings said...

Sometimes the little things keep us going.

Ozjane said...

Lovey example of the heart of God.

Barbara said...

God will perfect those things that concern us.....it is an amazing love...

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

God is amazing! He cares about our furry family as well as us! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Wanda said...

Thanks for the Birthday Greetings, for Diana!

My ADHD Me said...

My youngest son does NOT like storms at all. It's not as bad now that he is older (13) but when he was younger it was awful.
We had a tornado warning once when he was much younger. He was terrified. He and I prayed but he was still afraid. We had about 30 minutes before the storm was due in our area. He and I took shelter in a hallway with blankets and pillows. Then he wanted to pack a bag...so we did a quick pack with flashlights, snacks, a game, a radio etc. We set up a "fort" in the hall. He actually had so much fun getting ready that he wasn't even afraid. After we got everything together and sat down, we said another big prayer. That tornado went by about a mile away and there was no damage anywhere in the county. After a BIG thank you prayer, my son and I played in the fort.

It was so obvious that putting it in God's hands helped to relieve his fear. He was still worried but the terror seemed to go away.

BTW, I am house-sitting in Chester this weekend and am really glad the storm has passed. It's a lot cooler today too.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting my blog.

Terry said...

Amen !
Praise God for his love for all of His creation and desire to care for their needs.
Thank you for sharing this .
I have been so depressed all week .
My Mom has been really ill this week and down ,etc..
It was a crazy kind of work week for me,but as always God has also filled our days with many wonderful moments .
Blessings to you sweet lady.
I truly cannot thank you enough for dropping by my little corner of the world.
May the weekend continue to unveil miracles for you and yours.
Big hugs filled with love from Texas :)
Happy Trails

MAX said...

Hi there Andrea
A wonderful story!
Just another suggestion...have you tried wrapping him in firmish bandages when he's anxious? They sometimes use this technique in T Touch therapy ...it gives them an added sense of security. (It worked quite well when Toffee was small)
Lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SA

Alleluiabelle said...

Dearest Andrea,

Oh what an Awesome God we have. He sheltered your sweet furry one from the storm just as He does us. Thank you Father.

Love you lots.

Big Hugs,
Alleluiabelle

Sonja said...

What a neat picture of the heart of our Father... every detail that concerns us concerns Him as well!

Hugs!

Shadow said...

wow, that gave me goosebumps. but good one's... glad you are all safe and sound.

Janean said...

yay!

the Lord DOES care about every detail....storms, whether big or small. :)

Nancy said...

Love that answered prayer. So glad your beloved dog had peace in the midst of the storm.

Terri Tiffany said...

Amen!!

Debbie said...

Andrea, thank you for stopping by and visiting me on Heart Choices. I don't know that I've ever been on this blog before but it's lovely. I'm so glad that our God sees and cares about all of the details of our lives. And He even cares about our pets. :)

I've seen your smiling face on many of my friend's blogs. We have many mutual friends so I hope to get to know you too.

Blessings,
Debbie

Lynn said...

Praise God!
Thank you so much Andrea for visiting my blog and for all of your kindness, caring and prayers for me.. I feel them and have such a calmness all over my body..

Blessings,
~Lynn

momstheword said...

God cares about all His creation, even dogs! Our dogs don't seem to mind the storms, but we used to have a dog that was terrified of thunderstorms and firecrackers!

KathyB. said...

You know, there have been many prayers cried out to God on behalf of our beloved pets over the years. There are very few things more powerful to little children than to witness miraculous answer to prayer for a special pet, and even to we adults. God is an awesome God, Praises to Him!

Yaya' s Changing World said...

What a beautiful testimony to the power of prayer. Thank you.

~ Yaya
Yaya's Changing World

Being Me said...

Lovely to hear, strengthen my faith to know that God is always near.

Thank you for sharing
BM

Colleen said...

That is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us! God bless!

Lynda Young said...

This is such a beautiful post. It's so true. God cares. Prayer is powerful and wonderful. Amen.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

So awesome is our God!

Rita said...

Oh how right you are. He cares about each and every detail of our lives, even the storms of life! Isn't He a great God?

Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

Amen Andrea. Blessings.

Beth in NC said...

Just coming by to say hello this morning. I pray you have a great day!

Love,
Beth

Jenniflower said...

Isn't that amazing! Prayer does work! :)