Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
I have a great story for today, so don't miss it! We had prayer day at the camp in Unicoi, then came back to the trailer and had church on Sunday morning. We like having house church and everyone is encouraged to contribute something. When Annette had her turn, she told a wonderful story, which I have permission to repeat.
She said that her sister Deb came in from work the other day and asked her if she could fix some food for her to take to work the next day. Annette decided to fix something in the crock pot because it was easy. She planned on turning it on low when she went to bed, but then read that it only took 4 hours so she was afraid that would be too long.
As she walked into her bedroom that night she casually said "Lord it sure would be nice if You woke me up in the night so I could turn the crock pot on." Then her second thought was "how silly. He has better things to do than that."
She went to bed telling herself that surely she would wake up.
Sometime in the night, she was awakened by a crash somewhere in the house. She got up to investigate and a skillet had fallen off the drain board in the kitchen. She looked at the time and it was about 2 in the morning....4 hours before they got up to go to work. She turned the crock pot on and went back to bed.
All of a sudden it hit her! Why did that skillet fall off the drain board at 2 in the morning? It didn't wake Deb. Why did it wake her? She hated to admit it, but it took her awhile to conclude that the Lord had caused it to fall and had also caused her to wake up.
We are told to pray about everything, all the time. But a crock pot?