You see this light? This light and I used to be enemies.
It was just out of my reach when I stood on my stool. Then, I thought to get a chair. If you know me at all, you know how clumsy I am. Standing on the chair was probably not the best idea. It got me to where I could reach the fixture. Then, I had to get to the lightbulbs.
I had no idea how difficult this was going to be. I tried for about ten minutes to get the stupid cover off. It wouldn't budge. I tried and tried. I twisted. I pulled. Nothing would do it. Finally, I laid hands on it and prayed.
That may seem silly. If I wasn't in this cold medicine induced state right now, it probably would have seemed silly to me too. It worked. It took two seconds after that to get the cover off. Now, this light fixture and I can be friends again.
This experience also got me thinking.
How often do we only trust God with the big things in our lives?
Where should I go to college?
Whom should I marry?
Should I take this job or that job?
Should I stay close to home or broaden my horizons?
When is the best time to have kids?
The list of questions goes on and on.
How often do we trust God with the small things in our lives?
Do we think He's too busy to care about them?
Does it seem too silly to ask God questions like 'what should I wear this morning' or 'can you please help me find my keys'?
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6)
We can go to God with anything and everything. He wants to help us and make things easier when He can. Don't feel silly.
Even if you're just asking Him to help you change a lightbulb.