|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.