Don’t bother God with little things…
Oh wait, yes, DO!
I’m glad prayer is not a complicated ritual. At least in my upbringing as a Christian in a Baptist church — I was taught praying was simply having a conversation with Father God. Giving Him all due respect, but also recognizing Him as a compassionate Father Who eagerly waits to hear from us. Since my beloved Dad (the inspiration for this blog) fulfilled this role so well, it was easy for me to comprehend that idea of Father God being forgiving, accepting, loving, and always having time for me.
Your inspirational thought for this Thursday…
“When it comes to prayer, we sometimes only think about the big things. But nothing is too small to bring to God in prayer. He is interested in even the smallest details.
The apostle Paul said in Philippians 4, ‘Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God’ (verse 6). Notice he didn’t say, ‘In only the big, hairy, scary things of life, pray. Only pull out the prayers when things get really bad. Otherwise, just sort it out yourself.’
Nothing is too small or too big to bring to God. If we see God in all of His glory, we will see our problems in their proper perspective. It is not that your problem isn’t serious; it is just that your God is greater. And if you see that, it will change the way that you pray.”
On prayer– I’m so glad God cares about even the small things in life that mean something to us, and He really just wants to have the communion with us.
This is my understanding of praying without ceasing. We can carry on a conversation with God throughout our day, about the little AND the big things; from our joys and our sorrows, to our gratitude for answers to prayer and our worries about those not yet addressed (as far as we can see with our limited human capacity!)
What Are YOUR Thoughts?
Do you believe God cares about even the little things that matter to us?
Do you ever randomly pray during the day, like carrying on a conversation with a friend?