Monday, October 31, 2011

Little Things

Tiny yellow flowers. But each one is exquisitely made for our enjoyment by our Father in heaven, if we take the time and trouble to look at them.

Luke 19:17
And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

Song of Solomon 2:15
Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.

Little things, good and bad, determine big things in our lives.

Jesus doesn't ask if you built a church, witnessed to millions, or healed all those in a hospital. Instead, he asked - did you give someone a drink of water, clothe the naked stranger, visited the sick or those in prison.

Matt 40And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

As for the bad side of small things, how many times have you been stressed and angered by a series of little things. Like gnats, they pick at you until you explode over nothing.

Moral - at the first sign of a small pest, go to the Lord, resist the devil and he will flee. Ignore them and they multiply into a full blown melt down.

Debt is a good example. We can see the big expenses - new tires, hospital bills, but what about the little costs. An expensive coffee a day adds up to $80 a month. Add a few more small things and we're talking big money.

Savings work the same way. Most won't go to the trouble to pick up a penny from the street. Put a $1 a day in savings and that's $365 a year.

Be mindful of small things. They add up.

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