Friday, January 02, 2009

Week Five ~ Seek~ Day Six

Today's devotion is from guest blogger, Kris.

Proverbs 3:5 & 6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do,and he will show you which path to take.

“Seek his will in all you do.” Does that seem like a silly request? Really all I do?

I ask, Why not? God is able to and wants to be involved in all areas of your life, and I do mean ALL areas of your life.

I heard a story from a preacher about how she was visiting her Grandmother who had been a Christian for many years. As they were talking in the kitchen, Grandmother couldn’t find her cinnamon. She prayed, “Lord if you could, please help me find my cinnamon.” Her granddaughter thought to herself, “Well that was odd! As if God cares about her spices.” So she said out loud, “Well Grandma, I’m sure I can find your cinnamon.”

She looked in the cupboards and on the shelves that Grandma couldn’t reach, but no cinnamon was to be found. As she finished searching, the doorbell rang. There was Grandma’s neighbor standing on the porch with a spice jar of cinnamon. As she opened the door, he said, “I just remembered that I borrowed your cinnamon and never gave it back. Thanks again for loaning it to me.”

As the door closed behind the neighbor, her grandmother said, “Thank you, Jesus; it just wouldn’t have tasted right without the cinnamon.” How enlightening it was to see a living example of “pray without ceasing” and to witness God’s involvement in a small detail of life.

Too often we only go to God for help on big decisions, but if we trust God in small things perhaps we wouldn’t find ourselves needing help with a big thing.

Do we ask God to guide us before we spend our money? For example, might we sense a “no” (what some call a “check in the spirit”)because God knows that in two days a tire will need to be replaced and if you spend the money now, you will not have the money for the repairs later?

Jesus longs to be a part of your life. Imagine how your life might change if Jesus was walking alongside you at all times. Now realize that he is. If you seek wisdom for life’s choices, God will lead you in a life that he has chosen for you. God is big and he has enough time to be with us even in and through the mundane, everyday stuff.

Challenge: Talk to God as if he is sitting in the room with you just like a friend or family member. Ask for advice on the “little” things as wells as the big things.


Lucy Mills said...

I confess I often send up 'arrow prayers' even though they seem silly (I am expert at praying apologetically!) I always try and remember to say 'thank you' afterwards...or sometimes 'sorry' for getting all stressed about it...

LoieJ said...

Great example of prayer and being humbled.

Lori said...

Thank you! This is exactly the reminder I needed today.