Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Little Things

Should we take our "little things" to God?

Is it silly to pray for that new pair of khakis that we need or want? Foolish to ask to find sales before you go shopping? Pray about whether or not to take a trip to see family? Does it really matter to God?

I believe God cares. I believe He wants us to ask Him for everything. Not just the big things but also the small things.

Mat 7:7-11 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
1Pe 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

God wants us to come to Him with our needs and talk to Him about the concerns of our hearts. We don't need to try to make things work in our own strength.

Php 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

1Th 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
A word of caution. While God is very concerned about us and our needs, He is not a magic charm that we can manipulate to get whatever we want. James 4 warns us about having the wrong motive in asking God for things. We may pray but not receive what we are requesting because we ask amiss to consume it upon our lusts. (James 4:3) It's not a gimme, gimme relationship.
We have prayed for friends for our children and God has provided. We prayed for a church body where we could fellowship and God provided. Not right away or necessarily the moment we asked but He is faithful to answer in the right time. God has answered many prayers for us as a family.
Bring your requests to Him. He is waiting to hear from you. He loves you and wants you to trust Him with every part of your life.
Seeking Him,


Anonymous said...

This post really spoke to my heart. I really appreciated it. Thanks so much for posting it.



Gloria said...

You're welcome, Victoria!
Thank you for commenting on my blog. It's nice to know that someone is reading it!