“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”  Philippians 4:6

Sometimes we take for granted the gift of prayer. The idea that we can communicate personally with the most Holy Sovereign Supreme God Who just happens to be the Creator of everything is stunningly amazing. It reminds me of a story I read several years ago.

The four-year-old son of a missionary family in Africa spotted a picture of a little pink dinosaur in a magazine and set his heart on having one. His mom knew it was impossible (the magazine was three years old), but her son never doubted God would come through for him. Ten months later, on Christmas Eve, a box from home arrived. At first glance, it seemed to contain something special for everyone-except a four-year-old boy. Then they reached the bottom-and they were stunned. The lady who sent the box had no way of knowing God would use her to answer a little boy’s prayer. Before taping up the box, at the last minute, she tossed in the one item impossible for his parents to provide-something so insignificant no rational adult would ever have been foolish enough to ask God for…a pink plastic brontosaurus from a fast-food restaurant promotion!

Sometimes we feel foolish bothering God with little things, but we shouldn’t. The Bible says: “pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”

God is interested in every detail of your life; if something is important to you, it’s important to Him. In Bible times two sparrows were sold for a cent (on sale you could buy five for two cents!) yet Jesus said, “Not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it…the very hairs on your head are all numbered” (Mt 10:29-30).

When you learn to trust God in little things, you’ll be able to trust Him in big ones.

About scon777

Pastor/Teacher at Grace Bible Church in Redwood City, CA since 1998.
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