There is a popular place in the city where people like to hook up and have lunch, but parking is next to impossible.
So as a friend and I perused the small lot a few weeks ago, the conversation turned to whether or not God cares where we leave the car. Right at that very moment a prime spot opened up, we pulled in and parked, looked at each other and literally laughed out loud.
Sure it seems like a silly thing, a little thing. But I believe the God who cares if you get a good spot is the same God who cares enough about us to make us park at a distance and walk, if that’s what we really need. God cares about us. He wants what is best for us. We are his girls. And as he works in our lives and tries to teach us to come to him, have faith in him, count on him and depend on him, then yes, parking spaces can certainly be a useful tool in his arsenal of favor for us. We change from day-to-day, our needs change, but when we are submitted to him and his will for us, he works it all out.
When the Israelites got tired of manna, God gave them quail…when the wedding feast ran out of wine, he turned the water…when Peter needed to pay his taxes, God put money in the mouth of a fish.
Certainly, if he thinks you need the physical exercise more than a particular up front favor, you’re going to be walking. Or maybe it is your temper, impatience, a sense of entitlement or lack of humility that will have you hoofing it from the back lot. Trust me, sister, I can testify to more than a few off-road excursions brought on by my own self-centered point of view. I may be walking today. The point is, he loves us, and he cares about us from the most serious need to the smallest detail.
Maybe it’s not a parking place you are looking for; maybe you would just like to know what you are wearing to work tomorrow. He’s got that covered too. And since he does, go ahead and circle the parking lot one more time. He’s full of simple sweet surprises …and sometimes those are the little things.
Matthew 6:25-26 (NASB)
“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?”
The little things matter, the big things matter, but the condition of our heart matters most.
What are some of the little things God has done for you lately?