Wow.

Ok i’m supposed to be writing my design project report now but i just had some awesome revelation (if you can call it that) and i thought i had better blog it before i lose the drive.

It’s raining now, and there’s supposed to be VCF captain’s ball later on at 5pm (it’s 3.39pm according to my laptop clock) and a handball recre game later at night.  Definitely i’d pray for the rain to stop, and as i was praying i was thinking about what i was saying at the same time.  I could have cooked up a good reason for the rain to stop, e.g. evangelism, reaching out, fellowship, etc, but to be honest with myself and God, i realised that none of these were the reasons.

I simply wanted to play ball.

Doesn’t sound too holy, but if you knew me, you’d also know my passion for ball games and the like.  How would you pray a prayer like that? A minor debate went on in my head and something else popped to me: just say it that way.

And so i did. “Father, please stop the rain before 5pm so that we, and i, can play ball later.” And that was it.

Now here’s the best part: that wasn’t the most holy of prayers, or the most noble.  In fact, to most people in my church that would have seemed like a selfish intention – wanting the rain to stop just so that you can play and have fun.  I can hear my mom telling me “what about all the places that need the rain? and you want the rain to stop? you should be thankful that the rain is washing away the haze!” (which it is, and i still hope it’ll stop before 5pm so that we can play ball in a HAZE-FREE court! 😀 )

But you know what? This kinda thing matters to God as well.

Now look at it objectively, which i did when the initial spasm of intense joy died down about 20secs ago.  In the big scheme of things, would it matter if the game went on?  Maybe, maybe not.  In the big scheme of things, this doesn’t really seem so important if you look at the wars and famine and disease that has plagued other countries and here we are so nice and warm and secure and complaining about our government 😀 .  In the big scheme of things, from a cosmic eternal perspective, this doesn’t really matter one tiny bit because there is so much more out there that is more important.  But God still listens to our prayers for things like this that don’t really matter.

Why? It doesn’t make sense for the God of eternity to spare his attention, infinite as it is, to a tiny speck on the edge of the cosmos with a miniscule request to satisfy his inner need to play ball.  It just doesn’t.

Why?

Because He loves us.

Because we are so important to Him, that He is concerned about our every desire, every need, every ambition and every thought that we bear.

Because we are so precious that He would stop the sun from setting so that His people could win the war.

Because we are so valuable to Him, that He gave His son to pay the blood-debt for our salvation.

And so how is it that the God who has already given His only begotten Son, will withhold any blessing from us?  It doesn’t make sense.

All we have to do….is ask.

And that is what has made my day so much brighter, regardless of whether the rain will stop or not (as much as i hope it does). 😀


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    […] It’s raining now, and there’s supposed to be VCF captain’s ball later on at 5pm (it’s 3.39pm according to my laptop clock) and a handball recre game later at night.  Definitely i’d pray for the rain to stop, and as i was praying i was thinking about what i was saying at the same time.  I could have cooked up a good reason for the rain to stop, e.g. evangelism, reaching out, fellowship, etc, but to be … Nice post out of thousands.Link to original article […]




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