“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Saturday, September 25, 2010

It's the little things.

     I am blown away this morning. The Lord is so good. I have been so blessed these past few days to be able to spend time with the Lord early. I really need to "get my hide out of bed and get going early", in the words of my pastor. (Don't worry, he only teases me.) But the thing about it, it's the truth. Mornings are so sweet with the Lord. It may take a few cups of coffee or a quick walk to get you going but you have the whole day to think of his promises. Check out what my reading was today:

...All things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the word or life or death or the present or the future- all are yours, and you are of Christ and Christ is of God.  So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.   -1 Corinthians 3:22-23; 4:1-2

     Who's dancing!? Wayyyyy cool. I am of Christ. And Christ is of God. I am His and He is mine. He trusts me with the secret things. He trusts me with His secrets! How amazing is that. One of the biggest truths that I have learned ties right into the last part of the verse.
To be faithful with the big- you must be faithful with the small. 
     It's evident in the things of God. God will not give us a church of thousands if we aren't faithful with the church of thirty. God will not bless you with millions of dollars if you aren't smart and wise with a paycheck of $300. Same thing in lots of jobs. You start out small- then you work your way up. Same thing with the things of God. Not, by any means, that the Lord doesn't want you to be blessed, because he does. He works everything together for our good. (Romans 8:28) He has plans to prosper us, not to harm us. (Jeremiah 29:11) But God also will honor your faithfulness. He will honor your honor. He will bless your loyalty.

     If you are anything like me, you are struggling with this thought. I struggled for a while with it. Because I knew that God wanted/wants to bless his people. So if I have to be faithful with small things to get big things then that sounds like "working for salvation". But it's not at all. It is simply a time of preparation and nurturing. You don't give a newborn baby a ham sandwich and pretzels for lunch. The baby isn't ready for it. Same concept. Good news- the Lord is preparing us for it.

      It really is the little things that count. We just have to be willing to do the small things. Picking up trash on the sidewalk, helping someone who dropped their books....... get creative. If you see something that needs to be done.... do it! It all comes down to honor. Honor each other. Honor those above you. Honor those below you. And you too will be honored.

Jesus, teach us how to love, honor and respect one another. Show us where we need to be faithful with the small things. Prepare us for the big things! Give us open ears to hear the secrets that you have for us today. We love you Lord. Amen. 


Melissa Fae said...

you're a great writter brennan! :)

Anonymous said...

ummm... I think you totally get it... be blessed with every small seed you sow! Where much is entrusted, much is required... and BIG BIG things are heading your way. Love you sweet girl:)