I'm a busy person, so often it takes a big sign for me to really get it.
When we were in Zambia, Sylvester's family was gathered in the house together. The electricity had gone out (totally normal there) and they had proceeded to cook dinner outside on the blazers in the dark. We were getting ready for VBS with the kids at the school that week and were taking advantage of all of the nieces and nephews to practice teaching the songs to. We were teaching the kids the song My God is so big. It's Madison's favorite song. We had all of the kids in the living room singing and dancing together. The adults came in to let everyone know that dinner was ready, but instead they all just stood around watching and enjoying the children singing. I announced that we could do one more song and then we would all sit down to eat. As their sweet little voices sang "My God is so Big, so strong and so mighty there's nothing my God can not do"... clap clap... in that instant, the lights all came on. The room fell silent, then everyone cheered.
These are the kind of signs that God sends me. Lights a dark room, calms my soul in the middle of a storm, makes a nervous planner stop worrying about the future and just trust. Every time I pray and patiently try to wait for the answer, I can't help but think of that song. The children's sweet innocent trusting voices praising God in the dark. Their trust in Him is amazing and their happiness and joy during struggles just warms my heart.
I sat in a meeting tonight and just really felt like God's presence was in the room. I half expected the electricity to shut off or for some other big sign to stop us in our tracks. Before I walked into the meeting, I prayed for wisdom, patience, boldness to speak the truth, and understanding. My big sign is still in the works, but I'm at least at Thank's to all who were praying for me from my vague prayer request tonight. The power of prayer is pretty awesome... just remember to stop and listen for His answer even with out the big signs.