The Covenant Ring

November 15, 2002
by Brenda Wood

Philippians 4:19 – And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Amplified)

    They were down to their last fifteen dollars. As she prayed, she said, "God, I am going to take this last fifteen dollars and I am going to use it to have my mother's ring sized to fit me. It will be a covenant between You and me that things are going to get better." She did that, and, yes, things did begin to get better.

Our last two years had included problems and difficulties too numerous to mention. When I heard the speaker that day, my heart cried out, "Oh God! I wish I had a ring as a covenant between You and me, that things were going to get better!"

I remembered that not every one meets God in the same way, so I quickly apologized to the Lord.

"Lord, forgive me! I don't need a ring, but, oh God, I truly need a covenant with You that things are going to get better." We left the meeting, and, in truth, I forgot about that prayer.

Five days later, my husband came home from work, got down on one knee, and said, "Will you marry me?" I thought he had lost it! We had been married over thirty years!

Then he held out a 14-carat wedding band that he had found in his job at the local recycling plant. It fit me exactly. And then I remembered my prayer.

Why is it that, Thomas-like, we need an experience, a tangible item — anything — to remind us that God is always near, loving us, never neglecting us, and making the decisions that are right for us? And why is it that He knows, and understands, and fills our hearts with just the right response?

Prayer: Amazing and wonderful God, You meet us in the most personal and private ways. But, even more wonderfully, You have met our greatest and most common need, with the covenant engraved upon our hearts that You will be our God and we shall be Your people. Amen.

About the author:

Brenda Wood <brenda.w@nextcom.ca>
Sandycove Acres, Innisfil, Ontario, Canada

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