I usually do not pray to God and ask for help concerning trivial things or inconveniences I face, though I am well aware that God encourages us to bring all our anxieties to Him.
That is because I often share that we should not come to a relationship with our Lord for all the wrong reasons. And our spirituality should not be reduced to just finding a parking lot.
3 weeks ago, I misplaced my sunglasses in a hawker centre after coffee fellowship with a brother. I went back the next day to find out whether the stall-holders and the cleaners would have noticed it and kept it for safekeeping. The cleaning supervisor said she saw it but did not keep it.
Feeling vexed in my spirit, I prayed quietly for God’s help in recovering this pair of sunglasses. For it took me much pain to find this suitable pair of sunglasses that finally fit my slightly large head and this particular design is no longer in production.
I made an online police report for the misappropriation of property. And surprisingly, the case was assigned an investigating officer (IO) the following week and he took the trouble to bring the report to my office for my signature.
Hallelujah ! Bless the Lord ! It took the IO just one week to find my sunglasses. Too grateful to him to return it to my office, I went down to his office instead. It was excellent police work. The police had gone out of the way above reasonable community service just to help me to find a pair of sunglasses.
All thanks and glory to our Lord Jesus !