A year later, Jeff came back to Israel and told me the end of his story. Focus on the fact that the Almighty wants everything good for you.During that previous summer he had been meandering through the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City when he saw a pretty, sweet, religious girl walk by. When you do that, He'll move mountains to answer your prayer. Love, your favorite nephew." The Almighty knows how to get our attention.The next morning you look out your window and, lo and behold, the army corps of engineers is busy at work fixing your road.The President of the United States took your request seriously and sent in the troops to help! Now who is the one person who can always get through to the president? That is our relationship with God – Father and child.He said to himself, "Look at the charm of this Jewish woman. Tool #2: Be Shocked If You Don't Get It Nothing God does is by accident. " The nephew received the letter and (of course) couldn't find the check. When we forget that He loves us, He sends a red light to refocus us. That's why He arranges small mishaps to get our attention. Tool #3: Listen To God's Lessons If you are serious about a relationship with God, then you understand that God is always teaching you.
He is our Father in Heaven, and we are His children. So why does it seem that God ignores so many prayers? Because no matter how brilliant or powerful you are, you will never be able to live your children's lives for them.My only choice was to either smash into the side of the mountain, or to go off the cliff. I was gently tossed off my bike into a hedge of bushes. So you see, God does miracles for me." Don't wait for God to push you off a cliff and catch you. God's answer – whether yes or no – always tells you something important about yourself. Tool #5: Make An Effort Prayer is not an escape from personal effort or responsibility.