Recently my dad found himself at a crossroad! Although, he is typically the one you can go to and find "the answers." This time, he was the one who was desperate. So instead of running to the phone to receive direction, he ran to the Throne (good choice). He cried out to God and genuinely asked for a revelation to what he was supposed to do?
He asked God, "Do I wait? Do I do something? Or what do I do?" In that moment all he heard was silence.
You see, my dads been walking with the Lord long enough to know that just because God didn't respond right away... the answer was still coming and he needed to be expectant!
Several days later my dad was preparing to teach at a gun range. He was at a place called, Impact Zone, and for you avid pistol shooters who know this club, you are aware of the high grass and unkept lawn.
Just as God would have it while my dad is alone and undistracted by people, a shiny ray of Light begins to beam from the tall weeds. From the corner of his eye, this small invasion grabs hold of his attention and draws him to the source. He pushes back the grass blades to find a small silver ring mingled with the dirt. In the blazing Houston heat he turns the ring around and just like that, there was his answer engraved on the ring! "BE STILL!"
The chills ran through his spine as a flashback from a few days ago darted through his mind! This was how God chose to answer my dad! Clear and simple, "Be still" and the back of the ring was branded with Psalm 46:10- "Be still and know that IAM God!"
Since this ring was so small, he squeezed it on his pinky because it meant so much to him. He would wear his answer around his finger as a reminder of what he was to do and how special God answered him. Although fast forward several weeks later, he was training a woman who noticed the ring on his finger. She asked my dad where he found HER ring! She said she had lost it and prayed that God would help her find it. God originally gave her that ring to answer her questions through college and she was desperate to find her ring once she had lost it.
Sad to let it go, he handed the ring back to its original owner, while amazed how God used this simple ring to answer two prayers in one swoop.
After my father shared this story with me, I felt led to go online and see if I could find any ring that had "be still" engraved on it.
Since I had never seen the original ring before, I asked Holy Spirit to help me. When I presented my dad with his new ring, with absolute shock he said, "YOU FOUND THE EXACT SAME RING!" Except this one fit his pinky better! Ha! Of course it did!
May this story encourage anyone who is currently seeking answers! Let me ask you this, have you gone to the One who holds ALL the answers? Have you gone to the One who has said, "Come boldly to the throne of grace, and obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16)?
He is waiting to answer you, my friend!