Sunday, May 22, 2005

Answered Prayer

Have you ever had to work with a really old computer system that is not only INSANELY slow but doesn't work half of the time? Have you ever watched the movie Office Space, where the guys take out a piece of equipment and beat the living crap out of it in a field out in the middle of no where? Well, this is how I so often feel when working with this computer... It was not working again, and I was REALLY frustrated and overwhelmed by all the work I had to do but couldn't get done...

So I figured that I would do something different....I began to pray right there in the Cage by myself right??? (Due to the nature of my job, I work in a secured space.) And so I started praying over all the gear in there... asking God to FIX it... because it was utterly beyond me to make that thing work.... so I could get my work done... I figured why not??? I have never prayed for everyday stuff at work before, why not try it out?

The VERY next day not 24 hours later, my co-worker made a phonecall and troubleshot with some tech.s and they fixed it!!! Not only that, but we had called them numerous times in the past and had not gotten it fixed... many times... Or so we had thought... But we could never quite figure it out. This struggle had been going on for over a month!!!! FINALLY, we have been able to make some headway.

I am going to take this for straight divine intervention... pretty darn cool!!! It's pretty easy to just be critical and say well it would've happend anyway or whatever... but I have been challenged lately just to pray overeverything... You know stuff that is important in my everyday life... YES even things at work...

So I've been told that God loves it when we ask things of Him.... We are so often afraid to pray, because we doubt the goodness of His heart. We are afraid that he really doesn't care about our problems... This last problem was a HUGE burden on me and my co-worker.... and now it's gone...AFTER I approached the throne of God....

We just do not trust in Him to come through for us. We don't believe that He cares enough, or we just think He is bound by time like we are. It's easy to just think that He will never help at work or in everyday tasks.... With all the doubt and disbelief in our heart... We just don't ever ask anything of Him.........."He who asks not, never recieves"..... Because this small request was answered, it leads me to conclude that God is willing to relate to us. We just have to allow enough room for a wild God SOOOOOO whose so incredibly big to play a crucial role in our lives. Once again, He has proven to me that He refuses to be placed in the limits of my mind aka a little box.....

Can you believe that I almost forgot about praying in there that morning?? HOW crazy is that??? I was just going to tell my friend that there was nothing EXTRA-ordinary about my week.... But I guess the Truth is that He has been the EXTRA-ordinary part of my life this week!! How easily do we forget the blessings that He so graciously bestows up on us????
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