In the morning, walking along the road, they saw the fig tree, shriveled to a dry stick. Peter, remembering what had happened the previous day, said to him, “Rabbi, look—the fig tree you cursed is shriveled up!”
Jesus was matter-of-fact: “Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it, and nothing will be too much for you. This mountain, for instance: Just say, ‘Go jump in the lake’—no shuffling or shilly-shallying—and it’s as good as done. That’s why I urge you to pray for absolutely everything, ranging from small to large. Include everything as you embrace this God-life, and you’ll get God’s everything. Mark 11:21-24 (MSG)
Jesus urges us to pray for absolutely everything from the small things to the big things. It is easy to remember to pray and be thankful for the big issues in life but always remember to pray about the small things too. God cares about even the smallest issues we may think are not all that important in the big scheme of things.
Did you know God cares about even the smallest of debt? In 2 Kings 6:1-7 there is a man who is cutting down trees and his axhead fell off into the water. He exclaims, “Oh no, master!” he cried out it was borrowed!” Elisha, the prophet, asked where it had fallen and threw in a stick and the axhead floated to the top and he was able to retrieve it.
My first thought was why was this important enough to be mentioned in the Bible? It was a small thing that was important to this man who had borrowed the ax, but it was definitely not a big moment like Moses coming down the mountain with the Ten Commandments. It was an example of God caring about the small things that happen to us in our everyday lives and when we call out He is there to help us. Call out to Him today and don’t forget the small things.