My dad left some minerals rights to me more than 40 years ago. I have prayed that the Lord would grow some of that “seed” in my behalf. As I am 85 years old, I am thinking surely the time is nearing when the Lord will answer that prayer. In another five years will I even want to go shopping?

With that in mind, I’m thinking of Luke’s story about Elizabeth. How Elizabeth must have feel when she was “very old” and had not yet had a child! Did she still want one? I certainly understand if she no longer wanted to go shopping pushing the stroller along the crosswalks! Well, according to Luke, she did still want the child and I guess she was in bliss as friends and relatives pulled down the corner of the blanket to view the miracle.

The angel said to Zechariah, “your prayer has been heard.” When did he pray for a baby? Sounds like he must have given up having a child years ago. No fatherhood for him! But in that land from whence the angel came, that land where time is not, the prayer was heard and answered. They just had to wait for the appointed time! Well, perhaps I’ll still get my oil well!  At the appointed time.

I am somewhat jesting about my prayer for an oil well. That may be why I don’t get it; I jest instead of pray.  I’m certainly not praying fervently. Also the oil well might not be God’s will, but prayers for the spiritual rebirth of our children are fully in tune to God’s desire. Continue in fervent prayer and don’t give up! You, like Elizabeth, will rejoice and say, “In these days he has shown his favor…” And, like Paul, you can say, “My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you (Gal. 4:19).

Now is the time for spiritual birth.


Thanks to “Free Bible Images” for picture

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. pranabaxom says:

    “Well, perhaps I’ll still get my oil well! ” – Thank heavens. For a moment I was not sure what you were praying for😂. When you get your oil wells, don’t forget this non-believer. May be one day I can stop buying mega million lottery tickets.

    • oneta hayes says:

      No, I wasn’t praying for another baby! I pray more for my friend, Pranab, than for a baby – or even for an oil well. I laugh at the “Christians” who buy ten, twenty, or a hundred lottery tickets and say they believe the Lord might use that “method” to let them win! As if God can’t find just one ticket in the bunch! Funny – see I can laugh at Christians’ inconsistencies. They (we) do have oddities; but our Leader is the best! 😀

  2. Faye says:

    I passionately believe that God has, will, and does, answer prayers many years after they have been prayed. It all depends on His Will and Purpose for what unfolds. I would re-visit this prayer and listen to the Voice of the Spirit. My 103 year old friend had a prayer answered two months before she died. Her father’s lost family link was discovered. New technology and new research.. In our God. ALWAYS POSSIBILITIES. Blessings Oneta. .

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