Monday, March 3, 2008

Did you think to pray?

When I was a little girl my dad gave me a camera. What a treasure! I was going to take it to the Daddy-daughter event but couldn't find it anywhere. I looked and looked and was completely distraught when my mom reminded me to say a prayer and ask for help finding the camera. After the prayer I had the thought to look behind the dresser. I almost disregarded the thought because my mom and I had already looked. I decided to check one more time and there it was. What a testimony builder for a little girl.

Fast forward about 40 years and we have the same girl looking for her camera this very morning. I'd looked everywhere and wracked my brain about where I could have possibly left it. Dave was very helpful and asked, "Where's the last place you put it"? Gee I hadn't thought of that.... I looked in all purses, in the cars, under, over and through and no camera. Just when I decided that I was going to have to buy a replacement. I remembered the prayer of that little girl. I thought I'd give it a try though I reasoned it was my fault that I hadn't been careful with the camera and it was really not that big of a deal. But I bowed my head and asked for help. As soon as I opened my eyes the thought came, look behind the chair - there it was. "Heavenly Father you are so kind!"

I am reminded again of His constant care. He is mindful of us and waits for us to ask. I think I hesitate because I don't want to test my faith. What if He didn't answer my prayer? But one way or another He always has. "All things work together for good to those who love the Lord." It's really that simple - Love the Lord and trust that He will care for us.


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4 comments:

Deanna Munoz said...

Lanette, again...YOU ARE AMAZING! I loved this blog. It is so true!

Cathy said...

Lanette - Thank you for sharing this experience. It's beautifully written. I think sometimes I fail to ask for help with problems that I see as inconsequential. Why would He care about this? Your blog reminded me that He cares. He loves us and waits for us to ask for help. Thank you for starting my day out right.

Denae said...

Little children have so much faith and sometimes when we grow up we forget to have as much as we had then. I'm glad you found your camera!

Bonnie said...

I have had this same experience a couple of times especially revolving around my car keys and having to be someplace for something important. It is funny that even though we have faith it comes as a little surprise or something when it actually happens to us and our prayers are answered in things that are not life and death situations.