If there is one thing I have learned over the past 30 years of my journey in Christ, it is that everyone needs love. God created us with an emptiness in our souls that can only be filled with His love. Everything else we stuff into that empty space leaves us dissatisfied.
While Jesus was in Bethany at the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked.
God answers my prayers, but usually, it does not happen fast. It often takes much more time than anticipated; sometimes years… Prayer is like watering a garden ~ you can see instant results in the dryness of the soil; a refreshing and brightening of the leaves is almost instantaneous. But fruitfulness takes time… Sometimes much more time.