Little Details

Little Details

Little details are easy to miss, easy to overlook, but it is in the details where we see God at work. We pray. We get frustrated. We wonder if God is really there, really hears our prayers.

Earlier this month I was fretting over a decision. It wasn’t life changing. It was about the countertops I had chosen. I was trying to save money and chose one that I couldn’t bring home a sample first. I was worried I had made a huge mistake and would have to live with it for decades.

One night, I tossed and turned as I tried to envision what they would look like. When I woke yet again around 4:00 am there was a song playing in my mind. “Everything is going to be alright,” was the phrase. I took it as a message from God and stopped worrying. They turned out perfect.

Shortly after the countertop worry, I was presented with an opportunity that looked too good to pass up. As I took steps to pursue this opportunity, I started to pray. I asked God to open the door wide if this was the plan for me and slam it shut tight if it wasn’t. As perfect as this seemed, it wasn’t for me. Nothing materialized as the weeks went by. God had clearly slammed the door closed.

7-13 “The world is full of so-called prayer warriors who are prayer-ignorant. They’re full of formulas and programs and advice, peddling techniques for getting what you want from God. Don’t fall for that nonsense. This is your Father you are dealing with, and he knows better than you what you need. (Matthew 6:7-8 MSG).

God knows what we need before we ask and when I pay attention to the little details, I see God at work. It would have been easy for me to assume there was something wrong with me and that is why the opportunity didn’t pan out. The song phrase could have been easily disregarded.

When I look for God in the little details of my life, I find what I’m looking for. I am comforted by the care, and I am reminded how easy it is to miss those moments.

Do you see God in the little details? Are you prone to missing those little moments that are meant to remind you God is there? Share your experience here and breathe life and bring hope to others.

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