One time, several years ago I started complaining to a friend of mine about how I don't always get a buggy at Wal-Mart at the door, only to get way back in the store and realize that I should have got one. He asked me that day as we shopped, "Well, why don't you ask for one!" I laughed at him, but in as much seriousness as I could muster, I said, "Lord, I need a buggy!" Wouldn't you know it, we turned the corner and there sat an empty one way back in an obscure place of the store.
Since that day I cannot tell you how many times I have been there at the Wally World and asked the Lord for a buggy and He has been faithful to give it, but today He took it to a new level.
We were running around the store getting OCC stuff. I had a list a mile long with prices beside each item because I was trying to stay within the budget. I needed a pen really bad because I was going over on certain items, and I needed to do some figuring and some marking out... Trust me, I needed a pen. Matt suggested that I ask for a pen... I laughed, and jokingly said, "Lord, I need a pen."
Wouldn't you know it a few aisles over, there was a lady with a pen working on her own list. She noticed all the stuff in the buggy and asked me if I was gathering stuff for OCC boxes. I told her yes, and asked her could I borrow her pen. She not only let me borrow it, but insisted that I keep it. She said that she thought I needed more than her.
I know it may seem trivial to most of you to ask for something so small like a buggy or a pen, but God is faithful even in the small things. Next time you in there, and realize you need something, just ask... It might just surprise you at how He responds!