Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
I could not find my turkey platter that I had bought years ago in a yard sale for 50 cents! I had kept it sitting on top of a rubber maid in my closet ever since I unpacked my fall stuff, but for some reason it was gone.
I HAD organized our closet recently...something I do quite frequenty. The closet waits until we are asleep at night and messes itself up. At least that MUST be what happens.
Anyway, back to my story. I was looking everywhere for that platter and finally Tommy said "have you prayed for the Lord to show you where it is?"
I said "I am not to that point yet." What I MEANT was that it really didn't matter if I couldn't find it because I don't get as attached to stuff as I once did.
Tommy started laughing..."that will preach!" Then he started saying "are we in ICU yet? Are we at the point where we guess we need to pray!!"
Of course we were all laughing about it, and so I said ..."Lord please show me where my turkey platter is." (I still thought it a rather foolish prayer.)
OK...are you ready? I went back to the closet, looked to the left and there sitting underneath a basket was the platter !! I had put it there when I was organizing the closet.
Almost exactly 10 minutes later, I started looking for a decoration I had gotten for John boy's birthday pie (he didn't want cake this year!)) I looked high and low! I was SO mad at myself!
Then it hit me. Once more I forgot to pray! So I said "Lord where is that decoration? Please help me remember!"
This is the truth. I walked over to my bottom drawer in my dresser (where I had already looked) and moved a couple of items and there it was!
James 4:2 "you have not because you ask not!"