What if you could ask God anything? What would you ask? And how would He answer? Would you question him on why you got the answer you did? Or would you trust him completely? In the wonderful book Miracle At The Higher Grounds Cafe' we see this very scenario play out.
"Chelsea Chambers is on her own. After a public split from her NFL superstar husband, Chelsea takes a bold step out of the limelight and behind the counter of the Higher Grounds Cafe', an old-fashioned coffee shop in dire need of reinvention. But when her courage, expert planning, and out-of-this-world cupcakes fail to pay the bills, this newly single mom finds herself desperate for help. Better yet, a miracle.
Then a curious stranger lands at Chelsea's door, and with him, an even more curious string of events. Soon, customers are flocking to the Higher Grounds Cafe, and not just for the cupcakes and cappuccino. They've come for the internet connection to the divine. Now the cafe has become the go-to place for people in search of answers to life's biggest questions."
I really enjoyed this book and Max Lucado's aim of highlighting hidden, spiritual realities. As we're told, 'prayer moves God, and God moves angels.' There is more going on in the hidden realm around us than what meets the eye. Prayers are heard and responded to in their perfect time not ours. We never know what may result in the lives of ourselves and our loved ones when we dare to be persistent in praying for them.
I liked the discussion questions at the end of this book. They helped me to go back and think more deeply about certain things. This wonderful story has showed me that even though I may feel like my life is falling apart that God is all around me and hears my prayers and will answer in his perfect timing.
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