Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Detail God...

I'm a detail person. If you've been following my blog at all for any length of time, I know you're just schocked by that statement...ha! Actually, the perfectionistic and orderly ways of mine simply line me up to be detail oriented. However, when it comes to my prayer time I don't always remember to pray the details - I'm more big picture. Until recently...

My 12-year-old just started 7th grade this morning. Thankfully, this new school year didn't bring about the same level of butterflies for her (and me) as last year did with her transition to middle school. However, there were a couple of very specific things that I've been praying about over the summer regarding this school year. I wanted God to place her with a specific team of teachers (they have 3 teams of teachers in this grade). I also prayed that He would remove a group of bullies that shared most classes with her last year that caused some emotional pain. Guess what? Yep - you guessed it - He came through big time! She's with the exact team of teachers that I prayed for. And the bullies? One of them moved to Kansas, and the other 3 are on an entirely different team! Thank you God!

Don't tell me God isn't a God of details. He listens to every single, little prayer. He knows and cares about every small detail of our lives. Too often, we don't take time to share those details with Him or may not take time to pray about the details. Worse yet, we may lose heart while waiting on Him to answer those detail prayers. Friends, give it ALL to Him - big and small! Watch Him work, be amazed, and give Him the glory in the end!

1 comment:

  1. I agree. It's always important to remember that God is interested in all of your life.

    After praying for several days with my church, I was relieved when God filled our day camp with the minimum of children we needed to get our grant. I also remember praying recently about my sons education and God came through big time again.

    Great inspirational post, Leah.

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