‘…pray about everything…Tell God what you need…’ Philippians 4:6 NLT
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 mum knew it was impossible (the magazine was three years old), but her son never doubted God would come through for him. On Christmas Eve, a box packed ten months earlier arrived from home. 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 adult would ever have thought to ask God for… a pink plastic dinosaur 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.’ (Philippians 4:6 NLT) 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 penny 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.’ (Matthew 10:29–30 NLT) When you learn to trust God in little things, you’ll be able to trust Him in big things.
SoulFood: Isa 22–25, Matt 11:1–9, Ps 107:10–16, Pro 3:19–20
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