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Every once in a while God reminds us of how He is in the details.

In tiny ways.

Which makes me realize that if He knows about the tiny details, then He is certainly aware of the big details.

And when the tiny answers come, they give me faith to wait on the Lord for the big ones.


Last week I am standing at the mirror in the dressing room of a huge event that I am about to be speaking at.

For the hundredth time I retie the black satin bow around my waist. It won’t stay tied right, no matter how many times I pull the one bunny ear through the other, and measure both sides, and check the length in the mirror.  For just one second it does, but as soon as I move it is all wrong again.

I’ve been in front of that mirror for way longer than I like to stand in front of mirrors.

And now, I am getting frustrated.

Just then, a dear friend walks in.  Gives a word of encouragement as she passes by.  Enters the second bathroom stall on the left, and shuts the door.

I untie the bow and start with the bunny ears again.

“You wouldn’t happen to have a safety pin?”  I question my friend behind the closed door of the second stall on the left.

“Are you kidding?”  She says with a chuckle.  “Seriously?  Did you just ask me for a safety pin?”

She continues to laugh.  I am feeling awkward, because I wonder why she thinks it is so funny I asked her for a safety pin.

Then she says, “You aren’t going to believe this, but there is a safety pin hanging on the handle of this door.”

Seriously?

For just a second I have to wonder who hooked a safety pin on the inside handle of the door on the second stall.

And then I have to wonder why, at just that moment, my dear friend walked into a dressing room with 8 empty stalls and chose the second stall on the left.

Just then.

Just when I needed a safety pin.

For a silly black satin bow.

I’d been praying all day that I would be able to give the message those women had come to hear.

It was a big prayer.

One that I hoped the Lord was listening to.  I felt the burden of that responsibility.  I couldn’t do what needed to be done without an increase of His Spirit.

And so, when He answered my petition for a safety pin immediately, I knew that when I stood on the stage some four hours later I would have His help.

Because He was aware of the tiny details.

So He wouldn’t let the big details go unanswered.

 

Emily Freeman
Emily Freeman took her first creative writing class in high school and has loved writing ever since. She finds great joy in studying the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Her deep love of the scriptures comes from a desire to find their application in everyday life. She is the author of several books, including The Peter Potential: Discover the Life you Were Meant to Live; 21 Days Closer to Christ; and Written On Our Hearts. There is nothing Emily enjoys more for breakfast than a bowl of coconut ice cream, strawberries, and toasted coconut. Other favorites include parades, vacations, firework displays, and going for a long walk with a good friend. Emily and her husband, Greg, live in Lehi, Utah, with their four children, whom she adores. http://dailyclosertochrist.com/
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  • http://www.ashleyfrederickson.blogspot.com/ Ashley

    Sometimes although I know without a doubt Heavenly Father is right beside me, because I have built up knowledge and a firm, unshakable testimony of His love and goodness; I can’t help but wonder why I feel a disconnect or a loss of the Spirit that was so strong a moment before. I find myself walking through the dark some days believing in every word He has said, and yet feeling clueless or blind as to where I am going. Just a moment before this blog post was sent to my email, I said a prayer. I prayed “Heavenly Father, I know you are there and you’re walking right beside me but why do I feel stuck? Can you send me a sign or a spiritual moment that will help me to see you’re near.” These words in this post were powerful and brought tears to my eyes. Even though I can’t always feel Him, because He loves to test my faith, He truly cares about every little detail in each of our lives. Thank you for being so in tune with the spirit to share these words!

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