Sunday, September 19, 2010

God In The Little Things

"Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me.
Isaiah 49:16

There are times, I confess, when prayer becomes a bit rote - running down the list of things I would like to bring to the Lord's attention. Often, the list itself becomes repetitious - the same people, the same requests - and my mind wanders...

"Is it possible," I ask myself, "that the Lord really gets involved with the minutia of my life?" Of course, I know that He is involved in the BIG issues, but does He really have the time to intervene when I ask for the little things - a parking space in that hospital lot that is always so crowded, better control over my diet, help with piano practice..."

My little mind says it just isn't possible or practical. How could it be so? It couldn't...humanly speaking. But He is God and for Him it is simply what He does - the miraculous.

I think about how many people are praying at any given moment, thousands and thousands of voices, weaving in and out of each other as they make their way to a God who hears every prayer. I try to imagine the view from heaven - His eyes roaming the earth, seeing every single heart.

Amidst all the clamor, He hears my voice as though I were His only child - every word, even the smallest of concerns.

"In the morning, O Lord, Thou wilt hear my voice;
Psalm 5:3

He sees me, one among multiplied millions, and cares about every detail of my life.

"For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His."
II Chronicles 16:9

And I am thankful beyond words:

- that there is nothing in my life so insignificant He does not care
- that when the darkness comes, He is my light
- that when the need is so great I cannot find words, His Spirit prays for me
- that His promises never fail, for He cannot lie
- that He anchors my life in His love and grace

linking to Ann's One Thousand Gifts



Heather said...

Oh my goodness... amen, amen, and amen!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Linda, for this perfect reminder of His love! Oh, how I needed that this evening :) How DO you always know ?!

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

What a beautiful reminder of our all-seeing, all-knowing, all-sustaining God. I love the image you paint here of our God, whose eyes roam the Earth to see hearts.

Anonymous said...

His Spirit prays for me...i just Love that.

emily wierenga said...

oh Linda...

i thank God for you tonight, and your posts, and your comments... do you know how He speaks through you? keep writing. you are his messenger.

love you.

S. Etole said...

such an encouraging reminder ...

Dawn said...

It is an amazing thought, isn't it??

I will remember your unspoken request, too!

Sandy said...

Yes, He is so wonderful in that He does
hear our prayers and answer in His time
and way. He is the God of the miraculous
and is always faithful to keep His Word
to us. Thanks for encouraging me today,
Love & Prayers,

Amy said...

I think we need to be reminded often "that there is nothing in my life so insignificant He does not care". Thanks for the reminder.

Anonymous said...

I love the fact that the little things count. If God were waiting on the 'big stuff' from me, he would be waiting a long time!

Deidra said...

Isn't it amazing to be loved so well?

deb said...


mom2six said...

Yes, in the darkness, He is The Light!

grammy said...

Prayer can be a mystery,,,
but I am so child like... uncomplicated
I don't try to figure out the logistics of it
can be a blessing

Sara said...

Counting along with you ... As always, a delight to splash in thankfulness all around.