I often forget that God cares about the small details of my life. It’s easy to ask for help and guidance when I have a major issue, like a wrecked relationship. But when I didn’t know what to do about breakfast, I didn’t even think to ask for help; yet He gave it anyway.
Last weekend, my friend Susie and I attended a Christian writer’s conference. As we headed to the hotel for the night, we were discussing what to do about breakfast. My husband had found a nice hotel for us on a discount website, but the thing about getting nice hotels for cheap is that breakfast usually isn’t. We were not only attending this conference on a budget, we also had some special dietary concerns, making breakfast even more of a challenge.
As I was checking in, the front desk attendant took a brief phone call from another guest. I didn’t think anything of it, but as she set down the phone she looked at me and said, “I’m sorry that was really rude. Here are two coupons for a free breakfast.”
God had immediately answered our concern of where we would eat breakfast and its cost. That next morning we headed to the restaurant and were surprised to see a buffet filled with a variety of foods that fit our specific dietary needs.
In Acts 8:26-40, God told Philip to leave Samaria, where a great number of people were believing in Jesus every day, and instructed him to go to a desert road. God sent Philip away from the crowds to meet one man, an Ethiopian eunich. God saw this man’s desire to know the one true God. Philip found the Ethiopian sitting in his chariot reading a prophecy about Jesus in the book of Isaiah.
This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading:
“He was led like a sheep to the slaughter,
and as a lamb before its shearer is silent,
so he did not open his mouth. In his humiliation he was deprived of justice.
Who can speak of his descendants?
For his life was taken from the earth.” (Acts 8:32, 33 NIV)
Philip asked him, “Do you understand what you are reading?” The man replied, “How can I unless someone explains it to me?” (Acts 8:30-31) Philip proceeded to tell this man the story of Jesus. He believed and was immediately baptized.
God cares about you as an individual. What are the concerns in your life that you have considered too small or insignificant to talk to God about? Bring them to Him today.