🙈 I’m so sorry! I know it’s been three weeks and a day since I’ve posted. Brazil was more busy than I thought.. and the side effect of jet lag -laziness- got me.. But! I won’t wait till next Monday to share this with you so here’s my trip in a nutshell and the story of a miracle I contended for:
You know what’s funny..we roam around in our daily lives with certain areas where there’s trouble and struggle or maybe just a random want we have and we just continue to DEAL with it.
We pray about the big things like “thank you for today” and “I pray so and so gets healed” or “please protect my children” ..
All the other billion things that happen during our 24hrs (or wants) that pop up, go without mention because something tells us, “It’s not big enough to take to God” or “He has too many other things to take care of, why would He want to waste His time on that” 😑
The whole “God is good, all the time” statement may have been used a lot to where it can come off like another famous saying, but it is TRUE!
He is a GOOD Papa! He cares about you!
Let’s use “reality” for a second to drill this in..
How would it look if my father told me when I was little, “Mija, I love you very much.. But don’t come asking me for anything that isn’t an emergency need, or tell me about things unless you’re bleeding. Even then, put your own bandaid on it. I just don’t like to be bothered with your stuff, I have so much more to be worried about. Mmkay?”
Uhh…it would look like a CPS case!
My father isn’t like that thank God, but I do know some of us haven’t had the opportunity to have a great dad. And maybe he didn’t do things you needed him to or he said things like that above.. And I’m sorry for that. I’m sorry you felt like you weren’t worthy enough of time or attention.
Honey, sometimes our daddies grow up with the same stuff missing as you did.. Because his own father didn’t give it to him. It’s like: if you needed five dollars, and I didn’t have five dollars, I couldn’t give you five dollars on account that I don’t have it. (Get it?)
It’s like that with our daddies (mommies too) they probably weren’t able to give you those certain things you needed (patience, hugs, words of encouragement, nurturing when we got boo-boos, etc.) because they didn’t receive it when they were little.. They simply don’t know how. 😕
The good news in all this is.. Our Heavenly Papa is NOT like that. Nor would He have ever said that too me. He isn’t neglecting, too busy, or unloving. You can’t even think about your good dad and times that by a billion to think that’s what Papa is like because He’s out of this world! Completely within His own category.. He loves differently!
Not only does He love you, He LIKES you too! That would hint to the fact that He also likes your voice.. Audible or not.. You’re ALWAYS on His radar.. And no one could ever flick you off it. 😉
I’m just saying, you don’t have to silence yourself in prayer and only talk about the “bigger” more “important” things in your life that you’d rather “bother the Lord” with.. He wants to give you the desires of your heart! (Yes..every one..andddd you never bother Him!)
The hard working wife/mother who labors long hours in the day to take care of her household and her family.. You go ahead.. And pray for those shoes girl! It’s not too little or too shallow to ask for.. You want them? Ask Papa for the money! You DESERVE it.
Nothing is too little.. He cares about every part of you. Because He delights in your existence-Psalm 37:23 (NLT)-Period.
(Of course not every desire is material,
But every desire IS worth communicating to Him..)
In Matthew 7:7 it says, “Ask, and it will be given to you seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
It didn’t say, “Ask for only the important urgencies in your life, and it will be given to you…”
It just said, “ASK”
Wants are not needs. He isn’t limited or surviving paycheck to paycheck.. He is ABUNDANCE. Needs of course should be communicated, but your WANTS are important to Him too.
So what do you want?
What. do. you. W A N T?
(Sky is not the limit..to a limitless God)
Shush the discouraging thoughts trying to cover your mouth and just Ask. And have faith that He will give it to you. 😊
“Papa I thank you for just how Great you are.. The fullness of your spirit and your generous heart. You loved us so much you GAVE.. I pray we would be more aware of that part of you and not to be timid in asking you for the things us as women desire.. Teach us how to pray and ask like a DAUGHTER.. Knowing you’re such a good good Papa. In Jesus Name, amen.”
Tanisha Poni 💜