Whenever I've searched and searched for something and can't find it, and I find myself getting really frustrated, I pray and ask God to help me find it. I have to say, it has worked every time! I may not find it right away, but it eventually shows up, usually within a day or so. And no, I don't think it's coincidence. I believe it's God, caring about even the small things in my life.
So, the other morning I'm trying to get all the kids ready for school. Ian wants his microphone and he can't find it. I try to tell him he'll have to wait until after school because I don't have time to look for it. He's gotten way better at actually looking for things himself now, but after a while of not being able to find something, he starts the whining. ARGH! (However, not much different than myself!) This particular morning I decided that we would ask God to find it. Never waste a good teaching moment, I say. So, I told Ian we were going to pray and ask God to find his microphone. We did just that. I asked Him to help Ian find it before school, but if He didn't, then that I would stumble upon it during the day (because I definitely would not remember to purposefully look for it). I continued on getting the kids ready for school and Ian seemed satisfied.
About 5 or 10 minutes later here's the conversation:
Ian: "I found it!"
Mom: "Yea! Who did we ask to help you find your microphone?"
Mom: "So who should you thank?"
What a fantabulous teaching moment! What a fantabulous boy! What a fantabulous God!