I'm often reminded just how necessary it is that we consult with Heavenly Father on a daily basis- about small things in our life, and about the big things. I sometimes forget just how vital prayers are and that they really can be answered. For the past few months I couldn't find my social security card to save my life. I wasn't really looking, because I didn't really need it for anything- and I assumed it was in one of the 10 places I'm known to stick important things. However, after gathering Tony's and Brody's, I thought I should put mine in the same place.
While searching for it, it became apparent to me that it was no where I'd usually put it. I started freaking out because I knew someone had it and was pretending to be me, or it was floating in the sewer, or I accidentally threw it away. I was furious with myself; how could I be so irresponsible. Tony kept assuring me that it was safe, I just had to know I'd find it. Well I didn't believe him and for that reason it remained lost.
That was until this morning. I prayed to find it days ago, but I wasn't listening for answers. I was certain I could figure it out logically, since there are only a few places I'd put such an item. But today's prayer was so much more sincere. I told Heavenly Father about my weaknesses and how I needed Him. I also told him I was capable of figuring it out and just needed some inspiration. Not that He doesn't already know, but I told Him how important that tiny paper is, and that I really needed help finding it "today". My prayer was answered, no more than 3 minutes later, when I found it in a place I had already looked, but not as thoroughly. My testimony of prayer would not have been strengthened if I hadn't tested it. I'm so grateful to know I have a Father in Heaven who cares about the things I do- and that will help me if I ask. You bet I said a prayer of thanks after that.