by Lynn Kuhns
I personally get so fascinated by the other people’s stories of the big and small blessings in their lives that I often forget to think about how the Lord has really showed up in my life. I forget to share what He has done for me as testimony and encouragement for someone else. I easily get caught up in a woe-is-me kind of situation.
For instance, I was having a conversation with someone about how they wanted a certain kind of shirt at a certain price and in a certain way. It may seem simple, but they firmly believed that they were going to find that. Oddly enough, they found exactly what they were looking for. They believed, in that moment that they were looking for the shirt, that they were going to find it, and that the Lord was going to provide it for them. Sometimes, it’s okay to ask for the little blessings. Trust him in the little things. It’s too easy to focus too much on the big things and forget that He appears in the little things, too.
The next day, I said I wanted good coffee. I didn’t want the same, tired coffee that I had at the office. I wanted something better. I wanted a treat. As it turned out, I had a free drink on my Starbucks card. I was able to use that to get a venti drink with the extra shot of espresso, so not only did I get something other than the coffee at the office but I got it for free. He wants us to trust him with the little things. And if He is going to show us that He can provide us with the shirt that we want or the coffee that we crave, how much more can and will He keep doing if we keep going to Him in prayer?
Why do we so quickly forget what he has done for us and that he is always looking out for us? Why do we so quickly forget that he loves us? He is the God of everything and can do anything. We have not because we ask not. Let the Lord take care of you, even in the things that may not seem so important. Let Him love you and take care of you. Let Him show you how much you mean to Him.
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