In Part 1 of this blog series, we discussed the importance of getting involved in the church. In Part 2 of this blog series, we discussed how being a good person and doing good works can’t earn us a spot in heaven. Only through believing in God and having a relationship with Him will gain us a spot in heaven.
In today’s blog we are going to look at a 3rd lie that Christians commonly believe:
God doesn’t are about your small things.
We tend to think that God is much too busy with all the big issues. Somewhere along the way we convince ourselves that God has got a lot on His plate and so we don’t bother Him with our silly little lives. We have no problems praying for others. We make our own requests known only when they are “big” things and then we doubt He might care or actually hear us. We never think about asking God for “little” things.
God cares so much. He knows the number of hairs on our head. He does not just tolerate us or put up with us. He delights in us. He is overjoyed to hear our voice, calling out to Him. He cares about all the small details of our lives just as much as the “big picture.” He desires us to let Him into the small spaces inside us where He can take up residence and bring peace to our hearts.
Let’s see what the bible has to say about this:
“Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted to you.”
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
Well, I think that sums up just about everything. What parts of our lives should we ask God for help in? All of them. What is considered too small to trouble God with? Nothing. When we are asking God for help, we need to go back to our inner child. Remember back to when you were a child and how you would approach your parents for something you wanted? God is our father and we are His children. We need to approach God as such. God wants us to approach Him in this way. God can’t help us if we don’t ask for it.
Let’s all try to work with involving God with all aspects of our life. God is never too busy for us and there is no one who loves us more than he does. He loves us so much that he allowed His only Son to be brutally murdered just so we could have our sins forgiven and have a closer relationship with Him. Does that sound like anybody who would get tired of us coming to them asking for things? Not really. Let’s open up our hearts fully to the only One we know will never let us down.