Contributor, Cindy Fumbata
"What is the price of two sparrows- one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your father knowing it" -Matthew 10: 29 (NLT)
Something really cool happened to me the other day.
I was on my way to a French lecture and I was suddenly hit by a chocolate craving (I might have a problem but don’t judge me, God’s not finished with me yet). On my way out I said to God ‘Hey, God. Please bring someone with chocolate into my life. Or let someone think of chocolate and me in the same thought and have a sudden desire to buy me chocolate.’ I got to my lecture, sat down next to a friend and started chatting. In the middle of our conversation she stops, turns to look me in the eye and asks (I kid you not) ‘Cindy, would you like some chocolate?’.
Just like that. Out of the blue.
I was happy and touched. Happy because I finally got my chocolate fix; touched because although I know that God cares about every aspect of our lives, it’s hard to fathom that the All-Powerful Creator of the universe who holds time and space in His hands would care about my chocolate craving. He not only cared, but He provided.
Still hard to get your head around? Think of it this way: Say your friend has an interest in a hobby that you’re not particularly interested in; or a hobby you just don’t like. Because they’re your friend, you still show some interest in it for their sake. Even if you have no interest in the hobby at all, it matters to you because it matters to someone you love. I think the same applies to God.
Isn’t that amazing? If the All-Powerful Creator of the universe can concern Himself about something as trivial as a chocolate craving, how much more our dreams, aspirations and anxieties?
To be more specific, how much more does he concern Himself with that term essay you have no idea where to start with? Or other things,
Like whether you’re getting enough sleep.
Psalm 127: 2: “In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat– for he grants sleep to those he loves. ”
Or whether you have enough money to pay your rent at the end of the month.
Matthew 6: 8: “Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”
And even whether or not you’re choosing the right career.
Psalm 37: 23: “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD and he delighteth in his way."
He cares. More than we think He should. More than what makes sense to us. He knows and cares about every intricate aspect of your life. The Bible says in Proverbs 16: 3, ”Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.” Let’s challenge ourselves. Let’s teach ourselves to commit things as small as chocolate cravings to Him so that we’re able to commit things as big as making life-changing decisions to Him as well.
I know you said in your word that you know the plans that you have for me. Plans to prosper me and not to harm me. Please show me practical expressions of you care in my everyday life. Let my life be such an amazing testimony that people realise such awesomeness can only be a result of an amazing God.