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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

When your parents say, "No." Ask God.

Lucy had been begging us for weeks for a pair of roller skates.  Our LOGICAL response was, "No sweetheart.  We don't go skating often and we don't want to spend $50.00 on a pair of skates when your feet will grow out of them so soon."
   This conversation so tired me that I eventually told her that if she really wanted those skates she would have to just talk to God about it because my resolve was final.  She immediately went into her room and I, wondering exactly what she was up to, stayed outside her doorway and listened as she (quite literally) cried out to God.  Her tearful words went something like this; "My mom and dad just don't understand how much I WANT roller skates.  And they won't get them for me.  I REALLY want skates God.  Will you give me some skates..PLEASE?"
     She never asked me for them again.  A week or so passed and we headed to Tulsa, Ok, where we had a busy but wonderful time.  The kids had been so patient and well behaved while Mommy and Daddy were having ministry time that we decided to take them to the zoo. On the way to the zoo we remembered a last-minute invitation to take Lucy to a community-wide kids event.  Long story short -We go for an hour.  There were THOUSANDS of tikes.  Just as we headed out, the loud speaker boomed, "Lucy Lusk you have a prize waiting for you at such and such location!" -   Yep! You guessed it. My little girl has a new pair of "adjustable" (how smart) roller skates.

Matthew 7:7 "Ask and you shall receive."  Later in the same chapter the Bible talks about how God gives better presents than natural parents.


  1. What an amazing story! I just love it when God shows Himself like that :)


  2. WOW... that is amazing. Lucy has favor that's for sure. I'm sure she was thanking God so much for those skates. WOOO HOO!


    P.S. Can't wait to read more from your blog.

  3. What in the world?!!! I need to work on developing a child-like faith! Lol!

  4. Praise GOD!!! I love that childlike faith. I am thankful to have you guys in my life. ;) WHOO HOO!!!

  5. Lucy
    I am going to tell Madeline about this wonderful miracle that God gave you. This is awesome. Your flowers are growing they have sprouted and soon I will be planting them outside. I will take pictures and send them to you when they grow. It was so nice to get to meet you in Tulsa while you were here. I am amazed at how God is using you at this very special age. Give hugs to your little brother and of course your mommy and daddy they are special to me too!
    Love you Lucy
    Miss Karen

  6. Love this story. I love hearing and watching how God decides to bless those with expectation! Two thumbs up on the blog. Love and Miss you!



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