Some things are just fun when it comes to God. I love that He has time for the little things in our lives.
In about 2003, I was a youth leader, as well as people would phone me up just to visit, and a few of us would travel to tent meetings around the country. I was on the phone with a young man, who I had at this point spent a fair bit of time with, when I told him I had to go. I had lost my deposit book and my deposit, and I wanted to find them and get uptown to the bank before it closed.
“I know what to do about that,” he said. And he prayed that God would show me where it was. Just then I got a picture of my deposit book sitting on the bottom of my end table, at the far side of the room, behind me and down beside my couch.
“Thanks, I know where it is.” I said.
I went and looked, and there it was. I was impressed that his faith had grown to that point, and wondered why I hadn’t thought of doing that.
In about 2014 one of my girls was franticly looking for a check she had misplaced and I had looked around at my papers then I thought I’ll ask God to show me where it is. So I prayed and asked Him to show me where her check was then I was going to go to it and be super happy that I found it. Just then Meagan yelled from her room “I found it.”
“How did you do that,” I asked. I knew she had been looking for a while with no success.
“God showed me where it was,” she said.
I laughed. “Hey,” I said, “I prayed and asked Him to show me where it was and He showed you.”
In 2015 my Mom called me up one day saying she couldn’t find her car keys. She asked me to ask God where they were. The next day, I picked up the phone to call her and I got a picture in my mind of the left side of a deep freeze. So when she answered, I told her her keys were at the left side of her deep freeze. Now granted she has four of them so it left me a little less margin to be wrong. Her keys could have been in a coat pocket, or a purse, or in her bedroom, or in her car. Mom was busy when I told her where I had seen her keys so she didn’t look right away. A day or two later she called me and said she had leaned over to answer her living room phone and there were her keys on the top of her magazine rack, at the left side of one of her deep freezers.
I love it when I get help from God like this. One thing I have learned though is that we aren’t to ask for things like this for the wrong reasons; one of them being for God to reveal Himself or just to see a sign or wonder from Him. This kind of help comes from being in a relationship with God. Yes, He will help us when we need the help and it is amazing and I am always in awe of the things He does.
Why is this possible?
James 1:5-6 (NKJV) If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
Psalm 46:1 (NKJV) 46 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
Now granted finding something that is missing doesn’t seem like a whole lot of trouble but at the time it can be pretty frustrating.
Proverbs 3:6 (NKJV) 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Luke 4:12 (ESV) 12 And Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
Deuteronomy 6:16 (NLT) 16 You must not test the LORD your God as you did when you complained at Massah.