Years back, I read a book by Brother Lawrence "The Practice of the Presence of God". It talks about communing with the Lord during every day, mundane tasks.
I have prayed, of course, everyday to the Lord but not so much ongoing communion during the day. Recently, I have begun to talk to him throughout the day, and bring every little concern to Him. He has answered those little prayers in faith-building ways.
Recently I was roaming the baking aisle in the grocery store on the hunt for coconut. I wanted to make a bunny cake for Easter and needed coconut for his fur. I scanned shelf, double checked the laminated directory indicating coconut was indeed in the baking aisle and began to be more and more anxious as I still couldn't find it. Finally, in the middle of the aisle, I prayed. "Lord, I can't find the coconut. Could you please show me where it is?" I looked at the shelf and, lo and behold, there lay bags of coconut. Talk about a fast answer to prayer! I praised the Lord, scooped up a big bag and successfully created a bunny cake.
The second instance of the Lord answering little requests happened the other day when I was on my way to the library. I was on a tight schedule, and didn't have a lot of time to get there and pick up my books on hold. Yes, I am one of those people that always has at least a couple books on hold. I do adore to read. Anyway, this library has a weird parking system, where there are a few precious spots on the street in front of the building to park that are always taken. Otherwise, you drive to the back of the building, go through a long, dank corridor to an elevator that slowly creaks up to take you to the library. It's actually in an old paper mill, which is why the layout is so weird. I prayed for a good spot in front of the building, as I didn't have the time to deal with the long corridor and creaky elevator. You guessed it, I drove up and there was an open parking spot directly in front of the door! I had never been in and out of a library so fast in my life!
The Lord is faithful, seek Him and He will be found. I chastise myself for not asking Him for the little things prior to this. Invite Him in to your daily, mundane life issues and He will abundantly answer and reward!
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