Yesterday I lost my keys.
It was a bad, bad thing because I also had a flight to catch.
There’s an illustration in there somewhere.
I’ll probably write another blog post about this another day – drawing out the deep spiritual principle.
(Because there IS a deep spiritual principal here… I’m sure of it).
But for today, just know that I lost my keys and I was completely thrown and caught off guard.
Yesterday, I drove to the seminary for chapel and for class. I was running a little bit late.
I’m always running a little bit late so ya’ll pray for me.
After class, I had a few minutes to kill and I’m behind in my reading so I decided to stop by the coffee shop to take a deep breath, swallow a little bit of heavenly hot sweetness, then get on my way.
When I finished reading, I gathered my things and looked for my keys.
None to be found.
Enter small panic.
Have you ever lost your keys?
Why is it that we don’t really lose them until we have somewhere to go and we are already running late?
Keys are important.
Without them, I’m grounded.
I can’t go anywhere.
I can’t get to my next assignment.
I can’t get from my where I am to the place I want or need to get to.
Keys are important.
Life can be like that.
Sometimes we lose something that keeps us from moving forward.
Maybe it’s our self-esteem.
Maybe it’s a person.
Maybe it’s our will to press on.
Sometimes we lose something as we live our life and we are grounded until we can get our act together and find it.
I’m glad to report that I did find my keys eventually and that I did make my flight (barely, but that’s another story).
But I prayed over finding those keys.
I didn’t want to miss my flight.
I didn’t want to waste any more time than necessary looking for them.
I wanted to get on my way.
Are you lost?
Have you lost something or someone and because of that, you are grounded?
Something lost can be devastating, back-breaking, life-altering.
Everyone I know has lost or misplaced their keys at least once in their life.
Most everyone I know has either felt lost or felt as if they had lost something important in their life too.
It’s OK to admit it.
It’s OK to pray about it.
So let’s pray.
For each other.
For what we’ve lost.
For what is lost.
For who is lost.
We serve a God who sits on high and sees all.
He knows what we’ve lost and can help us to find it.
“I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken and strengthen the sick…” Ezekiel 34:16
We just have to ask.
It’s a beautiful thing to see women praying for each other.
So here we go…
As always, feel free to pray about A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G…
But if you are helped by having a topic to focus on for prayer…