God Cares about the Details
Matthew 7:7-11; Mark 11:24; Matthew 21:22
INTRODUCTION: I would doubt that there would be anyone here this morning who does not believe in prayer. We all believe in prayer. The question is: "Do we believe that God is concerned about the little details in our prayers?" Does He care about the clothes we wear, the cars we drive, the friends we have? Does God care about the details? The answer is that He cares more than we know.
ILLUS: George Mueller lived between 1805 and 1998. He was known as "England's Man of Faith." Mueller's faith went hand in hand with his prayer life. George Mueller was a man who knew how to get in touch with God. Over and over again, God demonstrated to him that He cared about the needs of His servants, and whether the needs were small or great, Mueller found that God cared about even the smallest of details.
It is said that Mueller kept a two-page journal of his daily petitions and specific answers. He suggested that anyone who desired specific answers ought to keep track of the date and time of God's answers. He also believed that nothing was too small to pray about. "When I lose such a thing as a key, I ask the Lord to direct me to it, and I look for an answer to my prayer."1
ILLUS: When I was attending college in Tennessee, I drove an old Chevrolet Caprice. It wasn't much to look at, but it got me where I was going. However, the time came when we needed another car. We began to pray.
As, we prayed, we decided that we needed something that was fuel-efficient. The year was 1980, and there was an energy crises going on. We had never owned a brand new car before, but the thought came into our minds that having something dependable might be a better idea than buying a used car and having to take the chance of spending money on repairs.
Kitty and I were impressed with the little Chevette hatchback. It was economical and had ample room for storage and luggage. We be ...
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