Sunday, February 1, 2015

Is Anything Really Big to God?

“The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy. Zephaniah 3:17

For many years, I prayed and spoke to God from behind a wall of misapprehension. I used to categorize my requests to God into two lists. Those that were big things and those that were small things.

I tried to only bother Him with the big things. When I shared my prayer requests with others, I was careful not to bring up requests that I’d decided were minor.

I knew that nothing was too big for God, and I’d even share that thought with others who were struggling. And while this is an absolute truth, it leaves out so much. Then one day I had an epiphany.

With God, no matter how big the request, it’s still small to Him.

That bit of revelation took me a few days to process. But as the truth of it permeated, so did the freedom that came with it. My attempt to differentiate between big and small, hard and easy, was artificial. It was a barrier that I had invented and erected between us. Since everything is small to Him, there really is nothing that I can’t share with Him.

The truth is that God cares about everything that I care about. I am His child, precious to Him. So I’ve given up categorizing my requests and worries, and I’m just taking everything to Him.

9 comments:

  1. Beautifully said, Edie. And so very comforting!

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    1. Elaine, it really is, isn't it! Thanks & Blessings, E

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  2. Love it! I remember my mother teaching me to pray for parking places. :)

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    1. Julie, I've done that, too! thanks for stopping by, Blessings, E

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  3. I had never thought everything was small to God. That sure puts a different view on what I pray about, what I say and do, too! He is the answer to all my fears, which I have lived with for so long... and yet, you are right. Its a small issue to Him that I need to bring to Him every time it shows up. I am going to write down what you said as a reminder that what I am blowing up in my mind, is tiny to God! thanks so much for a good post - I sure needed to hear this!

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    1. It really does turn everything on it's ear, doesn't it? thanks so much for sharing your thoughts, Blessings, E

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  4. I always pray for God to clear traffic when approaching a busy street that I need to turn left onto. And it seems He always does. Yet I've struggled with sharing other "small" requests. But this puts it in a fresh perspective. Thank you for sharing.

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