Saturday, August 9, 2008

An unlikely place

I find myself in a place right now where I need big answers to prayer. I pray for those answers every day, and then I get angry with God when I don't see any results. This has been going on for longer than I care to admit.

It struck me today how I have "met" two new friends through blog land over the past couple of weeks, and they have both gone out of their way to encourage me. They have become a source of support from a very unlikely place. I didn't expect to find this outpouring of love from strangers.

Trying to see things in a different light, I wondered if I weren't just missing God's answers to my prayers because they weren't coming in the form that I was expecting. Like in 1 Kings 19 when God passed by Elijah and he nearly missed it because God wasn't in the wind or earthquake or fire. He was in the gentle whisper.

God reminded me today that sometimes He answers small prayers as a means of preparing us for the big answers. I'm sorry to say that I have been missing the "gentle whisper" for quite some time because I am so desperate for the wind or earthquake or fire.

I will continue to pray for those big answers, but I will also ask God to open my eyes to the small ways He is with me each day. I don't want to miss any more of God's whisperings. These just might be the best part.


Lorie said...

You know, Cristina, we all do this! I like your last paragraph. You have encouraged me to do the same with something I'm dealing with right now too.

Try to enjoy your weekend. Hugs to you! :o)

John, Kisti & Maren said...

Cristina, you have such a precious heart. Your love for God is so apparent in your life. You have been such an example to me, in the short time I have known you. I know God will reveal himself to you, just as he did to Elijah, a great prophet. What a promise we've been given! Thank you for being so transparent, and open. I so admire that about you!
Love and prayers for you--Kisti

Irritable Mother said...

God spoke to Elijah from an unlikely place, and it seems He is doing that for you, too. Yes, He can speak and He can pour out His love through "strangers" who He brings into your life at just the right time - because He knows what He's doing.
He's good that way, Cristina. Keep your eyes fixed upon Him - even when He leaves no footprints.
Trust His love for you!

Loving Jesus,