Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Small Prayers

I was visiting with people at my church food pantry and a woman was talking to me about how she wished her daughter could get things right with God. She said, "Why this morning I heard her praying for her truck to start. I told her that wasn't right to say prayers like that. Only supposed to bother God with the big things." Then she asked me if she wasn't right. She said, "God doesn't want to hear about your old, broken down truck, does he?"

I thought about the times I had prayed to God that my vehicle would take me where I needed to go, kept on working, and yes, even that it would crank. "Well," I said, "God loves to hear everything about our lives. He really wants to know it all; so, yes, praying that your truck works in order to do his will is a good thing. No prayer is too small. He will answer prayers in his time.

The woman furrowed her brow and nodded, "I guess you're right. He does want to hear them all. He does answer prayers." She paused, "In his time, like you're saying."

God really does want to hear ALL our prayers. He's waiting on us to hand everything over to him because he wants to help us on all the roads of our lives. We just have to move our stubborn butts over and let him drive the old truck. Pray to him about everything. It really is the only way.

Have a blessed day!

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