Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Eat Mor Chikin and Pray!
I know it's been a long time since I last wrote anything on the blog. Life has been crazy busy and I haven't found much time to sit and write here, although God has been so good to me and I have MUCH to write about! I plan to share some of those God-stories with you as God leads me to, and in fact that is why I am back.
It may seem like such a small and silly thing to write about - especially as my first time back on the blog in a year and 1/2! - but alas, this is what God impressed upon my heart to share, so share I must...
Last month, I was driving home from having a minor medical procedure done in which I was left feeling a little light-headed. To top it off, I hadn't eaten much that day and I knew that if I got some food in my stomach that I would feel a whole lot better. I was ravenously hungry and craving Chick-fil-a, so I asked Siri where one was and to my dismay, there were not any located anywhere close to where I was or where I was headed.
I was on a rural road where I had not traveled before, and there wasn't much there to begin with other than some cow pastures on either side of me. I finally caught a glimpse of a McDonalds up ahead and was not all too thrilled with that option but knew it might be the only place available if I wanted food any time soon. As I got closer to the McDonalds I half-jokingly said to the Lord out loud in my car, "Lord I really don't want McDonalds. I know there is no Chick-fil-a around here, but could you please just make one appear on the side of the road for me?"
I was not at all expecting what happened next. Immediately, after I said those words, I looked up, and lo and behold there was a Chick-fil-a on the side of the road! In fact, I came upon it so quickly that I almost missed it! Can you believe it?! I sure couldn't! I just started laughing hysterically in my car and just kept telling God, "I can't believe You just did that! I can't believe You just did that! You are too much!" I'm sure He was laughing too right along with me and probably got a real kick out of surprising me like that!
After I got my heaven-sent awesomeness of a meal at the drive-thru, I asked the Lord why it was that He would answer such a small, insignificant request like that in such a big way but why it seemed like He wasn't working like that in some of the big circumstances where I really need Him to come through. He responded not in an audible way but very strongly in my spirit and said, "I AM!" He reminded me that He IS in fact working in those big areas, and He had answered this silly little request of mine to show me that He hears and He cares even about the small stuff. In His time, He will reveal to me what He has been doing all along in the big stuff too. The Lord didn't have to answer my prayer that day, but I am thankful that He was sweet enough to use this as a lesson to remind me that He is able to do ANYTHING and that He hears me when I call.
No matter how big or small your need is, God cares and He is there listening every single time you cry out to Him. We may not always see how He is working behind the scenes, but we can rest assured that He is working all things together for our good. In fact He is able to do IMMEASURABLY more than all we could ever ask or imagine!