“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones.”
(Luke 16:10a NLT)
In our Christian journey, we can go the through life with our eyes on the big things and miss the small ones.
Josh Wilson sings a song called “Dream Small.” The lyrics to the chorus read like this. “Live well, loving God and others as yourself. Find little ways where only you can help. With his great love, a tiny rock can make a giant fall. Dream small.”
In the Christian life, we can often develop a bad case of horizonitis. We keep our eyes so focused on that spiritual pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that we miss the little acts of service that God places directly in front of us. It is not as if we should not work toward our goals. The song continues, “Of course, there is nothing wrong with bigger dreams, just don’t miss the minutes on the way.” We can be so concerned about where we need to go for God, that we miss the joy of blessing others in the journey along the way. The big things we do for God start out as small acts of obedience. Our Lord, in the parable about the mustard seed (Mark 4:30-32) teaches us that a large tree grows from a seed of the smallest variety. Mountains are not instantaneously cast into the sea by great faith. It is a little faith in a great God that initiates the process.
Do you have great dreams? Praise God? Just don’t forget that those little acts of service along the way are not delays, but are small pieces of your great dream. If you are faithful in a little, you will be faithful in much. Dream small!
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Ken Barnes the author of “The Chicken Farm and Other Sacred Places” YWAM Publishing