May 24, 2012

Thursday SHINE....

Today's Reading: Job 26

Happy Thursday, SHINE girls! This week is flying by!

Okay, so I have to share something about how great our God is.


I have been looking for some very important papers for the past 3 days. It doesn't seem like that big of a deal, but when you are looking for something that you need--it is very frustrating.

Oh, but girls, God showed up BIG yesterday. HUGE.

Yesterday, I prayed that the Lord would iron out all of these important, but tiny details that were involved in finding this paperwork. I am NOT good with small details. At all.

I don't do small details. They wear me down. Big time.

Are you familiar with the verse in Solomon 2:15 : "It's the little foxes that spoil the vine?"

Well, that is how things work sometimes. It's the tiniest details that can throw us way off and frustrate the heck out of us. They can wear us down faster than the big stuff sometimes.

So, I asked the Lord to meet me where I was yesterday. This was my prayer: "Lord, I really need your help in laying my hands on this paperwork. Yes, I can pay $25.00 for a copy of each document, but I would much rather find the documents here at my house and save that money! Show me, remind me, Lord, where I put these papers."

After a long, super long day, I come home and decide to check one last place for these documents.

The basement.

Lo and behold, I walk downstairs, turn on the light, and this is literally the first thing I see. A big, brown, dusty folder.

This folder has been with us since our wedding day. I would put all of our "stuff" in there so that it would be all in one place.

Well, guess what? The two documents that I needed were still tucked in there, neat as a pin.

Seriously, girls, I have not seen this folder in years. Years!

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7

So, what's my point in all of this?

Friends, talk to God today. Be specific! Tell Him your hearts desires.

Yes, He already knows them, but He wants to hear them from your sweet lips.

Go to Him. Sit on His big, strong lap. Pour your little heart out.

Girls, if He cares about 2 small pieces of paper that I thought were long gone--He cares about the tiny details in your precious life.

"Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." Luke 12:7

True intimacy, friends. That is exactly what He wants.

trusting Him with all the details--big, and small,



  1. Jill, I SO needed to be reminded of this today!
    Thank you Lord for caring about the tiny things that matter to us!
    Erin Davis

  2. Anonymous5/24/2012

    He's so cool like that! Savannah and I found one of her ear bobs like that the other day. He does take care of the small details! Glad you found your papers! :) Love, Sarah

  3. Thank you Jill. Love reading your daily encouragement and reminders of our relationship with our heavenly Father. I love that he holds us in his lap and pulls us close to his heart. I love to close my eyes and see myself there with him.


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