One answered prayer.

I haven’t posted anything in a while so I felt it was time. This is mainly because I haven’t had any profound things to say, but I felt the need to at least say something this week.

Well, Thanksgiving was good and seeing some old friends in Greenville was also good, but the best part was getting to spend time with my 5 year old niece Morgan! Oh man, it made me want to be a dad so much!

Yah see, It’s been a rough two years within my family emotionally. My brother (Morgan’s dad) isn’t having anything to do with the family right now and its been extremely difficult on my mom, but even in the midst of storms, its amazing how God still shows His faithfulness and love through a 5 year old.

Last night, my parents and I were sitting around having a discussion about the fact that a year ago, we weren’t sure if we would ever get to see Morgan because of the issues with my brother, But God is faithful to answer prayers. My brother is still not speaking to us, but we are so thankful that we have a great new relationship with Morgan’s mom and now Morgan is getting to have sleep overs at Grandma and Grandpa’s house! <– and gets to take naps with Uncle Brian when he comes into town!

I say all this, to say that I think the reason God doesn’t always answer all of our prayers all at once, it’s because He wants us to just be thankful for even just one answered prayer. I think these little doses of answered prayers are just a few ways that God reminds us of how faithful He is and that He does care and He does love us. The real question is, are we grateful for even just one answered prayer? better yet!… are we thankful even if God chooses not to answer any prayers of ours? Don’t we have enough to be thankful for?

Its a hard concept to really grasp if you think about it long enough (but at the same time its not!) , but I just love how God uses little examples like 5 year old nieces to so His faithfulness and love!ย 

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5 Responses to “One answered prayer.”

  1. I think you’re right in that aspect that we should be thankful for each answer God gives us, whether we agree with it or not, God is the almighty and the creator of all. ๐Ÿ™‚
    i’m glad you got to spend time with your niece! That sounds really amazing, that you were able to spend time with a young girl that you care so deeply about. ๐Ÿ™‚
    especially if you never thought it would happen!

  2. Julie Hoskinson Says:

    Brian, Hey! Your mom gave me your blog. I’m so proud of you! You are such a great person and you have such a wonderful heart. But the reason that I am writting is because on Friday while I was getting ready for work God brought you to my mind. The word “encouragement” kept being repeated to me. So I began to pray encouragement over you. I wanted you to know that even though I dont see you too often, God still sought me out to pray over you. I am thinking about you and am still praying for you. Whatever is going on or may go on in your life, please know that God is in the middle of it and is always in control. He knows how to find people, like me, who love you and will pray over you to help you through whatever seems overwhelming or confusing. Isnt He awesome Brian?

  3. Brian you’re so right. You just helped me greatly thank you!
    Morgan is adorable it’s nice when the family gets back together.

  4. You are such a cool uncle, I’m sure she can tell all her friends that her uncle looks like a Jonas Brother! haha, Keep up the prayers and I’m sure your brother will realize what he is missing out on! I’ll be praying for you continuously!

  5. Jenn Peck Says:

    Brian..

    I was just speaking with your mom, and she insisted that I read your newest blog. I am so happy that you got to spend some real quality time with Morgan and I am glad that I got to spend some time with you and get to know you better. You are such an amazing gift, as is your entire family. I know that your family continues to go through a rough time with your brother, as do I, but I know that Morgan is a gift that keeps on giving. She is a perfect, and we are all so blessed to have her..especially me..there is no greater love than the one you have for a child, and I couldn’t love her anymore if I tried!!! I am so glad you guys got some bonding time and she is definitely looking forward to seeing you soon. SHE LOVES HER UNCLE BRIAN!!!! Thank you, again, Brian, this was a very touching blog.

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