Saturday, March 1, 2014

Little Things




Do you only pray when you have a huge problem? Or do you, like me, pray about little things too?  Yesterday as I was in the local Walmart Supercenter shopping, I suddenly realized that I had lost my shopping list.  I sometimes see people walking around picking up their groceries without looking at a list but if I tried to do that I would never reach home with the things I needed. I'm a list person.  It doesn't matter if it's a grocery list or a to-do list for the house, I just seem to do better with my intentions laid out there for me to look at!

I had been looking at some things yesterday in the ladies clothing section before heading over to the grocery aisles. When I started to leave clothing for groceries I reached in my purse for my list.  It was not where I thought it was. Maybe I had stuck it in one of the side pockets. Not there either! I remembered having looked at it right after coming in the door so I knew I had brought it with me.  Oh my!  It was probably lying somewhere on the floor in that big store!  But where?

The first thing I did was to start praying and asking the Lord to please help me find my list. To some this might sound like something too small to bother God with but I like to talk to Him about everything. I started back-tracking and sure enough there it was….the piece of yellow lined legal pad paper with my long list….lying on the floor near some clothing I had been looking at.

My first response as I bent over to retrieve my list was to say, "Thank you Jesus!"  As I was straightening back up, I saw a young lady in my side vision and immediately realized I had said, "Thank you Jesus" audibly.  I thought to myself. "She probably thinks I'm some crazy old woman talking to herself!"  But it happened to be a young lady I know who had recognized me and had come purposely to speak to me.  I laughed and told her that I had been thanking the Lord out loud for helping me find my list.  She is a delightful young Christian and I knew that she would be able to identify with that.

I Thessalonians 5:17…Pray without ceasing.

I'm so glad that we can go to God with ANYTHING no matter how small!!

May God bless you!

Marilyn


3 comments:

Martha Greer said...

I do that too, Marilyn. I don't think I could make it through the day without thanking God for everything. He is so good to us. He has brought me through so much and I don't think I can ever thank Him enough. Thanks for your blogs. They really hit home.

Deborah said...

There's nothing to big or too small to pray about! Thanks for the reminder Marilyn!

Wanda said...

Grateful that is into the details of our lives.