This has been an interesting month.
I have been praying for a BIG prayer request since January. Felt as though the Lord told me to pray specifics and to pray big. So I have been.
Over the past 4 weeks- I've been struggling with the difference between asking the Lord for something because His Word SAYS to ask Him of things....and then asking things as though I've just received a magic lamp with a genie inside. You know?
But here's the deal. Obviously- we can ask the Lord for something- and it not happen- or we don't get what we ask for. And 99% of every time this has happened to me- I look back and am SO grateful that the Lord did not give me what I asked for. Realllly grateful!
So. As I've been praying- the thoughts have crept in..."you asked something too big, Minda.....That's not gonna happen. He can't do THAT. There are too many factors that come into play when you ask something like that. You're crazy. Prepare to be disappointed...."
And when I say the thoughts crept in....I mean....they were CONSTANT! All the TIME! So.
In my quiet time this past month- I found it fitting that the Lord would direct me to the passage in Joshua in which Joshua is about to go into battle and they need more time. Joshua prays "O Sun, stand still over Gibeon, O Moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.".....the next verse: "SO THE SUN STOOD STILL, and the MOON STOPPED, til the nations avenged itself on its enemies.....the SUN STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SKY AND DELAYED GOING DOWN ABOUT A FULL DAY!....There has never been a day like it before..."
Can we talk about a BIG prayer?!?!? Seriously? The factors that would come into play with a prayer like THAT?!?!? The people all over the EARTH that would be affected by a prayer like that? By NATURE stopping it's course because a man prayed?
Yeah. Who am I to limit God?
So. I'm praying big. And I'll continue to pray big. Because I know He's answered big prayers in the past and in the present. And I know He will continue to do the same thing in my future.