Monday, May 27, 2013

The Small Things

Jesus for us to come to Him
and sit in His lap as little children

In today's hectic lifestyle we often overlook the small things that happen more frequently than the big things.  Most of us have a tendency to only notice the big things like miracles for example.  The only bad thing is we do not see miracles and for some they have never seen a miracle.

I have seen more than one miracle that was a result of prayer.  God has answered my prayers and I caught it on more than on occasion when He did it.  When we pray we sometimes forget our prayers and when the answer comes we didn't catch it when it happened and we fail to give thanks for God.

One thing I have discovered is even the small things that happen around us are God's way of sending us messages that He hears our prayers and is here with us all the time.  I call these little things "Signs and Wonders" because these are God's way of winking to us to let us know that He is paying attention to what's going on in our lives all the time.

The small things that I've noticed come in different forms:

  • Little children, which I've never seen before, will look at me an smile as if they know me.
  • Even some of elderly people in my Mom's nursing home will look at me as smile as if they know me.  I remember one dear lady use to say to me, "I know you", with a big smile as if she really did know.  Last Saturday one lady stopped me in the hallway and said, "Hello", as my Mom and I were walking by.  She grabbed my hand and looked a me with her big toothless smile and laughing at the same time.  She kissed my hand over and over as if I were someone of royalty.
  • People have told me about some changes that have happened in their lives.  This makes me so excited because this is God's way of confirming that he heard and answered my prayers for this particular person.  God hears every prayer we send to Him and He and answers them all according to His will and His plan.  One thing I've discovered about why we need to pray is God has a will or a plan for certain things to happen for individuals and events.  God needs us to partner with Him and we do that by praying for what He lays on our hearts to pray for.  Once we pray we open the door for Him to move to accomplish His will on earth just as it is in heaven.
  • I give God thanks when I notice the little things that He provided in which I did not ask for.  Have you ever had a thought or desire for some little minor thing?  I'm sure we all have, but have you noticed that little minor desire came to you?  I take the time to give Him thanks for those little things because this is His way of loving us as your Heavenly Father knows how to give good gifts to His children.
What a joy it is to praise and worship my Lord for He is such a wonderful loving Father.  I would love to hear from you as to what small things you have noticed that God does for you.

Salvation comes to Mario after Oklahoma tornado

Watch as RRT Chaplains share Jesus with a man named Mario who made a decision to follow Jesus.
For more visit: http://www.billygraham.org/rrt

The couple in this video had a plan in mind to help the survivors of the terrible tornado that ripped through Oklahoma, but Jesus had a different plan in mind.  Watch to video and you will find out what Jesus' plan turned out to be.


If you cannot view the above video please click here: http://youtu.be/jfwQt-3nfqY

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lord, I Need You

The following song was posted on YouTube by beanscot which is one of the YouTubes that I subscribe to. The words of this song is like a confirmation from the Lord because it confirms what He's been telling me through some other sources. I love the way God provides what we need and He confirms it was from Him through more than one confirmation. I think of it as His way of letting me know that what He wants me to know is from Him and not some random coincidence. What a loving God that cares that much for us that He would take the time to let us know what we need in every difficult situation we face.

I think the answer to every difficulty we face is found in the words of this song. As a man I have a tenancy the think "I can do it myself" and don't need anyone's help. But, the truth is I cannot do it myself and I need His help in all things. Check out the words below and I think you will see what I mean.



This song by Matt Maher is from his "Lord, I Need You" album.
The lyrics:

"Lord, I Need You"

Lord, I come, I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
Without You I fall apart
You're the One that guides my heart

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Where sin runs deep Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
And where You are, Lord, I am free
Holiness is Christ in me

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand I'll fall on You
Jesus, You're my hope and stay

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

You're my one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You