Last Thursday, my devotional plan brought me to Psalm 86:17, NLT: “Send me a sign of your favor.” Even though I thought it was a silly and self-centered prayer, I did pray that morning, “Lord, send me a sign of your favor,” thinking mostly of my near despair at ever having a ministry position or paid job again.
Just one hour later, I received a call from Eugene Friends Church, asking me to play piano for a funeral and sharing the generous honorarium that was part of the package. Ministry and income all in one package!
Just another hour after that, a woman came and bought our old Christmas tree for the full price that I listed for it in Craigslist.
Well, they were silly and small answers to a silly and self-centered prayer . . . .but thanks, Lord, for showing me a sign of your favor!