So often when people look for God they look for Him in the big things. Miraculous healing, provident provision, or some other really big thing that can’t be explained away. But something that I’m learning is that God IS faithful in the little things too…often right in front of us!
A few months ago I told you about how I journal. Writing my prayer requests on notecards and answered prayers on half note cards and hanging them beside my bed. At the first of January, I started all over…Creating new prayer cards and taking down all the previously answered prayers and filing them away in my journal box. Nearly every day since I’ve spent a few minutes each day taking my requests to God…And you know what? He’s answered SO many prayers in just a few weeks!
The thing with these answered prayers is they’re not the BIG prayers…the BIG prayers that I’ve prayed and hoped for for years. They’re smaller..Little things here and there that often seem unimportant.
I think that a lot of times we think that we can easily solve all the “little problems”. So we don’t need to pray about it. However, that’s not what the Bible says.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Over and over in the Bible we’re told that God wants to hear from us (Luke 18:1-8). We’re told to keep seeking, keep asking, and keep knocking (Matthew 7:7). God knows what we need and promises to provide it (Philippans 4:19). He doesn’t want us to worry about what we need–He tells us to seek first His Kingdom and all “These things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).
Everyone says “God is there, you just have to look” and while that’s true to an extent; I think we overthink it. We make it too hard. God is here…RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR FACES. It’s not like life is a “Where’s Waldo” book. God is ALL AROUND US. He’s in the snowfall, the changing of the seasons, the joy we see on the faces of others, etc.
“…After the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of a gentle wind blowing.” ~1 Kings 19:12
Until next time,