Monday, April 21, 2014

Pray for Faithfulness in Small Things (PrayerLife)

Kids praying at Redeemer
Today, like most days for me, will be a day of small things. My prayer is to be faithful in those things. I am a small person interacting with small people.

God can turn a small thing into a big thing, should He want to. It's up to Him. But the focus is not to be on faithfulness in "big things." The person who is not faithful in small things cannot be trusted with big things. And, God is not evaluating things by "small" and "big." Be faithful to God's calling. That's it.

Faithfulness is qualitative, not quantitative. The person who fails to love those within their own environment cannot be trusted to love others. Be not interested in "swimming with the big fish"; rather, consider yourself a little fish called to swim with whomever God brings into your life.

Jesus tells us, “He who is faithful in a little” is the one who will be rewarded much.
C.S. Lewis put it this way. “This then is the great secret. Good and evil both grow at compound interest. That is why the SMALL things you do each day are of such infinite importance. It is the small things that will turn you into either a heavenly or hellish creature.” (Mere Christianity)

Who dares despise the day of small things...

Zechariah 4:10