Pray for even the little things

Last weekend my father-in-law gave me an old laptop (PII 266 MHz, 128 MB memory, 6 GB HDD). I promptly removed Windows 98 in order to install the lightweight [tag]Linux[/tag] distribution, Xubuntu, only to find out that the CD-ROM drive barely works. To make a long story short, I spent about 15 or more hours this week (staying up to 3:00 and 4:00 in the morning!) trying to find a way to successfully load [tag]Xubuntu[/tag] on the system without spending money for any new working components.

Yesterday I was finally so frustrated with it that decided to sit down and pray. I told the Lord I wanted to install it the easy way from the CD and asked Him to make the CD-ROM to work long enough to last through the entire installation process. With that prayer, Xubuntu loaded perfectly fine. Here’s a screenshot of my desktop to prove it (click it to view full-size image):

Xubuntu Desktop screenshot

I laughed at myself, “Ya know, I might’ve saved myself a lot of time if I had asked God to help me from the very beginning.” Sometimes it’s easy to go through my routine tasks and mindlessly leave God out. I wonder how much different life would be if I conversed with God over every little thing, if I really prayed “without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). God is interested in all the “little things” in my life, too, not just the big issues I can’t handle.


Posted on December 1, 2006

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