Little things

I get caught up in the little things.  They creep up in many forms.  My sink is over flowing with dishes and pots that won’t fit in it.  I have a mountain of textbooks and articles to read for classes.  I’m still waiting to hear from a few families about babysitting.  I divide my life, friends, and to do list into categories.  School work and classmates are one category.  My pressing matters and more important things get put on one list, while everything else is on hold.  There’s everyday life and then spiritual life.  And the list goes on, and on, and on.

It’s so easy to see all of this as stuff and things that don’t matter to God.  I was reminded of the importance of all of these little things from a song I heard recently.  Steven Curtis Chapman wrote Do Everything to be a reminder of our purpose.  Everything we do is to the glory of God.  Everything does matter.  Those little things are opportunities to grow in holiness.  Daily blessings.

                                       In 1 Corinthians Paul says, ” Whether, then,                                            you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

We are told to honor God by glorifying him in our every action.  My everyday life is my spiritual life.  I’m given countless times a day to give God the glory.  We were created to do His work and honor Him.

                                                    “For we are God’s handiwork,                                                                                                  created in Christ Jesus to do good works,                                                                           which God prepared in advance for us to do.”                                {Ephesians 2:10}

Today, I pray to trust in God’s planning and handiwork.  I ask to be given opportunities to give Him the glory.  And always give gratitude for His patience in my every misstep.  While I’m at it, I’ll also listen to Do Everything a few times to remind myself of this message.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,  since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.” {Colossians 3:23 – 24}

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