In Exodus 8, God used frogs, gnats and flies to implore Pharaoh to let the Israelites go, and still Pharaoh did not listen. I know I very much dislike walking into a swarm of gnats. I couldn't imagine them filling my house. Blech. At first God did not use big destructive forces to show his power. Rather he used small creatures. I feel when God is trying to get our attention, he often starts with small things he shows us in our hearts. Like a child who drops one cheerio at a time onto the floor to get attention before dropping the entire bowl, God often plants small seeds in our hearts first. If we continue to ignore or refute him, it could possibly turn into something bigger to get our attention.
One of the areas of my life that seems small that I should turn back over to God is our financial situation. We are certainly not struggling, but I know with a third baby on the way, things will be a lot tighter. Instead of trying to handle it all on my own, I need to turn it back to God and let him show me the way. I will pray for this today.