I remember when I was little and wanted a puppy with everything I was... (Which wasn't much- I've always been Ms. Shortie)
Anyway, I would beg and plead my parents to get me a puppy. I begged and begged.
But God was gently and silently telling me "Wait."
My friend got an adorable puppy... But I didn't
Still I begged my parents and God. Every week, without fail, I would ask for a puppy when my Wednesday night girls group asked for prayer requests. Soon, my teacher didn't even ask- she just put it up on the board.
God was again telling me "Wait- just a little longer. Just wait."
Then, one day, my parents made an aggreement with me.
They'd give me a puppy if I did well on a piano test and researched for the perfect breed of dog for our family and house.
Can you guess the rest of the story? :)
I was so amazed the day of the test. I walked out with the highest score for my teacher's students. I had played each music selection well, but not of my own power. God said yes!
I didn't get a puppy that day, but we did buy a puppy. We got her after calling about an ad in the newspaper and meeting the owner in the lot of a far away McDonalds.
We didn't expect to drive away with a adorable little puppy with us, so we hadn't prepared at all. But she was ours.
Though my sister claims the honor of first holding her, I got the privilege of naming her.
She's my Belle.
Isn't God just AMAZING?
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