Day 258 –
Pray for a little in your time of need and God will give you more than needed.
Zechariah 10:1 “Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime; it is the Lord who sends the thunderstorms. He gives showers of rain to all people, and plants of the field to everyone.”
Aren’t you thankful that God knows exactly what we need? Shouldn’t that make us feel free to go ask Him for what we need when we need it?
However, many times when we need something we try to fill the need ourselves. We tend to take God out of the equations and insert our own abilities. Yet, our abilities are no comparison to what God can do.
Years ago, I was helping my sister and her family as they prepared to move with the military out to Colorado. They had to go ahead and leave their house so I stayed to wait on the movers. This was a whole day process and I wasn’t allowed to touch anything inside, so I decided to work on the outside of the house. Mowing the grass looked like a huge and very “high” opportunity to keep me busy. So I got the mower out, filled it with gas, primed the filter and tried to start it……nothing, again……nothing. I did everything I knew to do until I finally called my dad. He told me the grim news, ” the mower had not worked for years and they wouldn’t be able to get another one over to me that day.” However, I was not as easily defeated, and continued to work on it. As hours passed and frustration began to win, I laid it all down (every bit of my own power) and I prayed.
“Lord, please let this mower start so I can make this yard beautiful and help my sister and her family.”
And on the first pull, the engine roared and I began to mow that lawn!
Sure, God answered my prayer in this moment, but He also gave me something so much greater than a working mower….He gave me a deeper faith and an even more abundant trust in Him.
How often do you find yourself shying away from asking God to fulfill the needs before you? Why do we do this? Why would we rather try to rely on ourselves or someone else instead of rely on The Lord?
How long does it normally take for us to realize that God is loving, merciful and compassionate? He just wants a genuine relationship with us. He wants us to trust in Him more than we trust in ourselves or anyone else.
This relationship can’t be grown in a one-way channel, but a two-way conversation through prayer. So, when we have formed that relationship and we ask God for a drop of rain for our garden or a mower to mow the lawn, He will give us a torrential downpour to water the earth and make the yard beautiful.
So why not always pray for the little things or whatever else we may need? He’s waiting to hear from us and ready to grow an abundant harvest from our time together!