I Thessalonians 5:17 "Pray without ceasing."
This is the time of year where a lot of buying of gifts goes on. I thought I would pose this question to you to see what responses I get. As a lost person I never prayed before I bought anything because I didn't know the Lord....duh!! And even after I got saved I didn't know to pray in every situation. I later learned that we are to be praying at all times or be in an attitude of prayers at all times. This means that even in situations where you are shopping you should be in an attitude of prayer.
There have been times...and still are times now...when I haven't prayed before buying something I wanted. I can testify to you that there have been times that God has let me know through His Holy Spirit when He didn't want me to buy something. That may not mean that you can't have it altogether. It might mean that He doesn't want you to have it right then. There was on instance that I remember wanting an article of clothing (can't remember what it was now...I think a skirt) but the Holy Spirit wouldn't give me peace about getting it that day. So I didn't. I don't remember the time frame but I remember going back at a later time and finding that same thing marked down really cheap and then He let me get it. I believe that two things took place...that God knew I would get it later at a cheaper price and also because of my obedience to Him at the first time He let me have it later at the discounted price. I was so thankful for that too. There have also been times that I wanted something and I didn't get it because I didn't have peace about it and I ended up getting that very thing for my birthday or as a Secret Sister gift.
I'm saying all that to say this....pray before you buy anything you want and if you can't get the liberty to get it from the Lord then don't get it. He will bless you later with that thing at a better time or price or maybe even bless you with something nicer. Trust Him!! He makes no mistakes!!
Do any of you have any testimonies of the Lord doing this for you in your Christian life? Please leave a comment if He has and tell us about it.