Are we the modern day children of Israel? Do we grumble against the Lord in hard times? Do we forget Him when it is good? When He delivers us from trials and tribulation, do we only serve Him for a short time; then forget His goodness again?
I am not going to speak for anyone else, butI am a modern day Israelite. When I am unhappy or experiencing financial difficulties I call on the Lord. When I am being blessed I will praise him in the beginning but somewhere along the line I think I may begin praising myself. What weapon do I have to prevent this? What activity can I engage in, to keep my mind stayed on the Lord.
There isn't anything too large or too small for the Lord. One mistake that is made too often is we categorize things by their importance. "Oh, I don't need to bother God with this." For instance, I don't like my teeth. I think they are too big and not close enough. Why wouldn't I pray for the Lord to give me peace with how he has made me? Or, I could pray that he would make a way in my finances to get braces or veneers. He says to cast ALL of our cares on Him. If you care about it, pray about it. Prayer is how the Israelites were delivered every time. They turned their face (prayed) to the Lord and changed their ways.
Prayer still works! We should pray about everything all of the time!