11.26.2011

The Little Things

If you are a child of God, you have a story similar to the one I'm about to tell. The basic plot is this: You go to your Father in prayer and He reassures you in an unexpected, but convincing way.

So...
I'm doing a quick diaper change on the couch and my mind starts to think about the beginning of the month bills. Funds are super tight and instead of worrying about how things will get paid, I just don't think about it. *smh* Not cool.


Then it hit me, "Why haven't I talked my Father about this?"
Immediately I start talking to Him. I apologize for not coming to Him sooner and I tell Him that I trust Him. How can I not trust Him? He has been providing for my family in ways that continue to amaze me. His word about taking care of His children is absolutely true. I stopped leaning on my own understanding even just a little bit and started trusting Him with ALL MY HEART. That makes all the difference. Our faith in Him is everything.

While this conversation is taking place, my son is waiting patiently on the couch, diaper-less. I finally put the diaper under him and as I go to lift the front I notice this eensy, weeny, teeny, tiny bug crawling on the inside of the diaper. *gasp* I snatch the diaper away from him and get the little bugger with a wipe. I start thanking God right away because there's no way I would've saw that bug, but He allowed me to see it before wrapping it up with Manny's business.

And there it was. The spirit allowed me to see how my Father takes care of us in all things - even the little, seemingly insignificant things. By Him caring enough to stop me from putting Manny into a diaper with a creepy crawly insect, He told me, "I got you." In all things, He has us. I can trust Him to take care of all our needs.

This reminded me of how God spoke to Elijah in a small, still voice.

And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?
1 Kings 19:11-13
Our God is huge, magnificent, powerful and awesome! At the same time, He's so personal and He'll speak to you in the gentlest way.

I ♥ Him.