Let’s just start off by saying I want to know God’s thoughts, the rest are just details.
I referenced this scripture in Philippians yesterday because I think it’s very important. Philippians 4:6 be careful for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with Thanksgiving let your request be made known to God.
I always start off my prayers with gratitude and I end them with gratitude. I just want to live with a grateful heart.
Now for the little story. Friday I got up and I brushed my teeth like normal the same way everyday it’s almost a rut haha. I have a sonicare. When I went to brush my teeth after lunch I couldn’t find my toothbrush. I looked all over the house for it. It’s really quite silly because I know it’s here but I’m not finding it. The same with Friday night Saturday morning Saturday at lunch Saturday night can’t find it I finally just gave up with the thought process of when my wife gets home she’ll find it and it’ll be in a stupid place. It will be right where I left it.
The funny thing is I never asked the Lord where it was. Not once until this morning. I go into bathroom put toothpaste on my regular toothbrush and while I’m brushing I asked Holy Spirit where is my toothbrush. I walked out of my bedroom and the first place where my eyes landed was the tall curio cabinet by my front door and there it was plain as day. Sitting right on top where I left it. I have no idea why I put it there. (I know I’m old)
Mark 11:23 (ESV Strong’s)
23 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.
I remember this morning thinking to myself why don’t you just ask the Lord where your toothbrush is? I asked with confidence, I asked with the belief in my heart that he was going to answer. I can honestly say that sometimes I will pray for things believing that they’re going to happen but in my heart there’s doubt. That needs to change.
Here’s what I know about prayer, he answers every single time I just choose not to listen. The reasons could be many but probably the main reason is that he’s not answering the way I think he should.