Saturday, March 1, 2014
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!