One weekend, my twin sister and I were set to go out of town. On Friday night, I got a call from her. She was desperate. For only the second time in her life, she had lost a contact lens. Said she'd been all over the bathroom (indeed, the entire house), but it was nowhere to be found. She knew it was there, but where? (You must understand that she and I are both practically blind without our contact lenses.)
In an effort to help, I drove over and proceeded to crawl around the place in slow-motion. Finally, after about an hour of finding nothing but some dust bunnies, we hugged each other, sighed a lot, and I left.
As I drove away, I said simply, "Lord, you are a God of the hopeless, and right now, Gayle is feeling pretty hopeless. You're a God of the impossible, and right now, it looks impossible, Lord, but with you all things are possible."
(Photo by Dayle)
Just then, I rounded a corner and was captivated by the black velvet sky, with a full moon suspended there on nothing. Since nobody was behind me, I stopped the car in the middle of the road and pointed upward. "Now, God,” I said, “if you put that fabulous moon in the sky, and I believe you did, then Gayle's contact lens must seem a drop in the bucket. Nothing is too small or too big for you to do, and I'm asking you to guide Gayle to her contact lens. Let her know where to look, Lord. And thank you. I believe it's done, in Jesus' Name."
I was turning into my driveway when my phone rang. Before I even saw who the caller was, I knew it was Gayle, and I knew she had found the contact lens, and that is precisely what had happened. She said after I left she felt an “urge” to flip over the bathroom rug, and even though we had combed the bathroom, and meticulously looked through the rug, when she flipped it over, the lens popped out onto the floor. Imagine that.
Now, I'm not saying it was only my prayer that brought this about (my sister was praying, as well), but I had all the faith in the world when praying, and I do believe that praying specific prayers moves God a lot faster than aimless ones. If you ask me to pray about something, I want to know the specific need. There are times when folks don’t want to share that information, and I respect that and pray anyway, but I always feel like it's an "aimless" prayer.
Yes, God knows our needs, but the Bible says we are to ask for what we need. So, go ahead; make His day.
This post is part of the inspirational series, "Spiritual Sundays," hosted by Charlotte and Ginger.