Lost Keys

lost _keysIts the trivial things in life that make my faith grow. I lost a set of keys last December. I searched everywhere. I just could not find it. This nagging question surface again and again. Should I pray for it. Its no big deal replacing those keys. It would cost me $15.00 which I can easily afford. But, you see, I am suppose to encourage people to pray. And I have been telling people that there is nothing too small for God. So I prayed saying “God, I know this is a small thing, but if you would let me find those keys because I prayed, this will help my faith grow. Not because of the keys but because my faith is at stake here. Please let me find it. That way, I can affirm to people that God is faithful and that there is nothing too small for God and that God really cares about the little things in our lives”. Months went by, nothing happened. This thing really bugged me not because I lost the keys but because I prayed and I am waiting to see how God is going to respond. What am I going to say to the people I am encouraging to pray? March 14, as I was cleaning out my wardrobe, I found the keys in the pocket of one of my old pants. Yeeeaaah! God answered my prayer. God is awesome. “If you abide in me and my words abide in you….” lately, more and more of my prayers are being answered. His time, His way. I am beginning to have faith – faith that comes through His words. My faith is growing. This is just the beginning.