Have you ever felt really silly for praying for something that might be considered too inconsequential to take to God? I know I have! I frequently pray for “silly stuff.” When it’s 110 ° outside, praying for a parking spot under a shady tree or a really close spot to the front door doesn’t seem so silly.
If you’ve ever experienced a painful pedicure or a bad haircut (as I have) why WOULDN’T you pray and ask for God’s help for your next appointment? The same goes for shopping for an outfit for a special event, talking to a difficult relative about a sensitive subject; knowing which insurance plan to pick; whether or not to refinance the house or change your mobile phone carrier. God cares about it all!
Lord, help me save money at the grocery store! Lord, give me favor in traffic! Lord, I’m feeling lazy and don’t want to work out today. Help me! Lord, give me energy to keep up with my granddaughter!
Nothing is TOO BIG or too small for prayer.
Yet, I’ve been ridiculed by those that seriously think that God doesn’t have time for the unimportant, mundane details of our everyday lives. To which I say, why not?
My Bible tells me repeatedly that Our Lord is a God who is into details … even the tiniest, most minute details. Psalms 139 tells us that God created us with details in mind.
You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed. Psalms 139:16
God has numbered the hairs on our head and tells us that His thoughts about US (Me and YOU) outnumber the grains of sand on the earth (Psalm 139:18). Details like that are about as minute as you can get!
Think about the instructions God gives for the building of the temple or the exact specs God relayed to Noah for the building of the Arc. What about the Book of Numbers and the precise genealogy recorded down to the exact tribe numbers? God is very much a detail-oriented Creator. He cares about the big, the little, the good, the bad and the ugly parts of our lives. Jesus loves us and wants us to include Him in the minutia of what makes us who we are.
The next time you are at the grocery store or shopping for shoes or cruising for a parking spot – it’s okay to talk to the Lord and ask for His help, His opinion or His divine intervention. Bother God today!
Blessings in Christ,