We never got the phone call! Little man earned his yellow belt :)
I absolutely love when things come to conclusions that favor my dedication to prayer. And before I move on, there are things that I have prayed for for a long time (like months and years' long!) that I have not received. I think that is one of the key lessons about prayer. We have a mighty God who promises to answer our prayers, but sometimes in our limited knowledge, we cannot understand why we're not on the receiving end of things when we want them. Always remember in prayer, no matter what we are believing God for, we need to pray that in our situation His will be done. And, most importantly, that He knows what we need when we need it.
Verses to remember:
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you (Matthew 7:7).
Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full (John 16:24).
And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive (Matthew 21:22).
You may think that something like my son earning his new belt in karate is a minute praying matter, especially when considering more serious matters of health, life, finances and a multitude of others but, I think that is so important to ask God for those things that may seem smaller as we wait on His will to be done with the bigger, tougher and more complicated prayers we seek Him for.