Tiny Choices

 

When we look at the BIG summer movies that are coming out this year: Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, John Wick: Chapter 3, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Toy Story 4, Aladdin, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix… it is easy for us to think that everything is about the BIG and SPECTACULAR.

Many times it even seems the lives we live and the culture in which we do life move us to think that everything worthwhile is about the big and spectacular. We even begin to get the idea that God is also about all things big, spectacular, and miraculous. After reading a few books, watching television, and listening to the stories at church growing up, it is very easy to conclude that unless God is doing really big things through our lives, we’re not spiritual…we're not following God. However, as you read stories of others and the stories of scripture, we see another way of doing life.

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have college degrees to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve... You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mike Yaconelli states, “Christianity shows itself to be most powerful… in the unnoticed life, the inconspicuous servant, and the unrecognized saint.”  

“Our tiny choices and our tiny moves to God may not seem like much. But someday you and I will stand together in the great cathedral of heaven, and up front, by Jesus, will hang the most magnificent mosaic we could ever imagine, make up of thousands and thousands of our tiny responses to God’s love in our lives.”      – Mike Yaconelli

Does that seem to make sense? Do you believe the tiny things you do can make a big difference?

Mark 12:41-44, “Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. 43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, gave out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”

What is God saying to you?
In what ways has God designed you to love Him and to love others?
What small unassuming ways can you make a difference in the lives of others?


Live the Story friend,

Gary