Small Stuff

A few weeks ago I received a call from a family member. She was upset. She was a little frantic. She asked for prayer. Why? She had lost her husband’s very nice camera and was leaving for a trip with him the next morning.

She said she remembered using the camera the day before to take pictures of the wildflowers on their property. She said she remembers bringing the camera in and putting it in a ‘safe’ place. Sound familiar?

She had spent all morning searching the house and all her safe places, but still no camera.

I told her that I loved her and that if I knew where the camera was, I would tell her. Then I told her that God did know where the camera was and that He loves her more than I do.

I told her we were going to ask God to show her where the camera was and that was exactly what He was going to do. Ask anything in My Name and the Father will give it to you (Jn 16:23).

I also told her that God is love and to let His love drive all that fear out of her heart over this situation. Fear has a very loud voice that puts pressure on us. I told her God’s voice, Love’s voice, is a still small voice, and to hear it you must get quiet on the inside.

So we prayed and I told her to stop trying to find the camera, go finish her packing, and that when she heard that still, small voice in the form of a peaceful voice in her heart, to then follow it.

We hung up. She called me about 3 minutes later and said, “Guess what.” I said, “You found the camera.” She said, “I found the camera.”

After we got off the phone she headed out through the garage to her yard in order to move her sprinkler. As she walked through the garage she had a thought about a place she had been in the garage with the camera. She looked and there it was. It wasn’t in the house in a safe place. It was in the garage and she hadn’t even considered looking there. But her heavenly Father loves her. She asked for help and he helped her.

Today, I realized I had misplaced my favorite Bible highlighter. I began searching for it in all the places I keep it or use it regularly. I looked and looked. I began to get a little frustrated. Then I remembered what I had shared with my family member. So I asked Daddy God to help me find the highlighter. I stopped looking for it and headed into the kitchen to make breakfast. As I stepped into the kitchen I had this question cross my mind, “Did it accidentally get put in the kitchen drawer?”

I’ve never put it there before, but decided to check. There it was. I found it less than a minute after asking for His help.

So why did I tell you all this? Because this doesn’t happen every day? No, He’d like to help us this way every day.

I told you all of this, because it amazes me and blesses me that the King of the Universe, the Creator of all life and all things, God Almighty cares about helping one of His children find a camera or a highlighter. He cares about this, because He cares for us and He cares about the things we care about.

When I take note of these little ‘miracles’, it helps me to trust Him more and more with the big stuff. But in reality it’s all small stuff to Him. Nothing is impossible with God.

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. (1 Peter 5:7, NLT)

His Own

He did not tell them anything without a parable; but privately to His disciples (those who were peculiarly His own) He explained everything [fully]. (Mark 4:34, Amplified)

The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its [deep, inner] meaning. (Psalm 25:14, Amp)

…His confidential communion and secret counsel are with the [uncompromisingly] righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with Him). (Proverbs 3:32, Amplified)

The Bible tells us in Psalm 103 that God made his acts know to the children of Israel, but to Moses He made known His ways.

The Israelites saw the things that God did. They knew His power. They knew Him by His works. But Moses knew God. He didn’t just see the works, God talked to Him about them even before He did it.

In Genesis 18:17 (Amplified) God said, “Shall I hide from Abraham [My friend and servant] what I am going to do?” He didn’t. He went on to tell Abraham of His plans. Imagine that, the King of the Universe shared His plans with a man and called him friend.

It is said of Noah that he “walked with God”. I like how it says it in the Amplified version. It says that Noah, “walked in habitual fellowship with God”.

No one had ever heard of rain. No one had ever heard of a flood. No one had ever heard of an ark. But Noah as he walked with God not only knew what was coming in the future, but he also knew what to do about it to save himself and his family.

He didn’t keep it to himself either. He preached it every day as he built that ark, but those who didn’t know God didn’t see what was coming and didn’t know to believe Noah, so they perished.

There are those that are His own. Those who revere and worship Him. Those who are and know they are in right standing with Him. And to those He reveals the deep and inner meaning of His covenant. With those He has confidential communion and secret counsel.

Noah was in on the secret and it saved him. God wishes all men to be saved, but will they make the choice and take the time to be His own?