Asking God

Asking God
May 18, 2019

I have been feeling a bit discouraged this week. Just last night, I was praying that I feel that it has been a while since I last experienced a moment where I feel like God showed up in a way that was really amazing. I have been going through the book of James this week and came to this passage:

1Do you know where your fights and arguments come from? They come from the selfish desires that war within you.  2 You want things, but you do not have them. So you are ready to kill and are jealous of other people, but you still cannot get what you want. So you argue and fight. You do not get what you want, because you do not ask God. (James 4:1-2)

I feel like my discouragement much of this week has come from my selfishness and I have not prayed that much this week. When I came to God in prayer, He really came through this morning.

We went to Del Taco for lunch and ordered two shrimp burritos. We waited ten minutes but our order never came. This was the longest wait so far and we knew something was wrong. It turns out that someone took our order. They made a new order and also gave us medium fries as an act of apology. Not only was I amazed that we got free fries, but it was the fact that I was thinking about getting fries but ended up only getting the burrito. God knows us so well, and I really felt that God came through today.

Reflection Question

What simple and small desires have you thought about but have not asked God about?

Father in Heaven, thanks so much that You care even about small unspoken desires. I have felt a little discouraged this week but this morning You showed up in an amazing way and I thank You for these moments. Please help us to see and to recognize Your kindness and goodness each day.