Wednesday, 25 January 2012

The Small Things

I apologize that this post is a bit late! I really wanted to do a longer post, but I just came home from the hospital this afternoon recovering from MRSA, so this is going to have to be a brief post, and not particularly articulate.

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Praying for the small, insignificant things in life is something about which most praying people have probably experienced inhibitions. In the same way we might feel bad for asking a number of small favors of a friend, sometimes we don't want to bother God going into a job interview or suffering a cold when there are people out there starving and dying.

While it's true we need to keep things in perspective, we must also remember a few things. For one, God is the master of multitasking. Time He spends nurturing and guiding us isn't going to take Him away from other people, and He won't tire of caring for us.

But most importantly, in praying for every detail in our lives, we are demonstrating our dependency on God. We need His help in everything we do, so that we are best able to serve Him and others. Praying for the details isn't complaining, or asking too much. It's fully surrendering ourselves to a higher purpose.

1 comment:

  1. This is an awesome perspective on a touchy-issue! I've often had those inhibitions, wondering if my problems were somehow beneath God's notice. I've even decided to pray for others rather than pray for myself.

    You've highlighted something great here, "Time He spends nurturing and guiding us isn't going to take Him away from other people." How often do we attempt to put limits on God?! "His eye is on the sparrow," and we need to always remember that.

    Thanks for a fantastic post!


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