Those who have read my blog know I like telling stories about “little things”. These are blessings that can seem small, but have a big impact on my life.
My “little things” stories are the moments I am collecting. Things can be fun, but moments have greater value.
“But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Matthew 6:20-21 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/mat.6.20-21.ESV
One of these days, I am going to sound like a broken record. I don’t mind. I listened to records as a child and I know the sound well.
God has impressed on me the power of little things. Both positive and negative.
This “little thing” story is from my church. I have a friend who often greets me before Sunday School. She uses my name and has a big smile on her face. One might think of this as a little thing, but I feel so special and important when I hear her cheery voice. She brings a smile to my face.
Oh, friends, I pray that you see the benefit of the little things. If God leads, please follow. You can help someone in a big way with something as simple as a smile and a hello.
When I started my WordPress blog, I debated what to call it. As I thought about a blog name, I knew that God had been teaching me about prayer and going to Him for everything.
Philippians 4:6-7 is painted on my living room wall. The general idea of those verses is to worry about nothing, pray about everything, and you will have peace.
Pray about everything. I had used Philippians 4:6-7 as my go to verse for big decisions (such as when I bought my house). However, I have been learning how much prayer I need for everything in life. I cannot succeed at anything unless I have Christ as my foundation. When I spend more time in prayer, I am more in tune with God.
I recently read James 3:13 and was struck by the concept of “the gentleness that wisdom brings”. People who are truly wise have a Biblical confidence which is expressed by a gentle spirit. The opposite is true about those who are foolish. Abraham Lincoln said, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt”. The foolish speak with a brashness that shows a lack of wisdom. I know it can be hard to remain silent and there are times we need to speak up. The wise will speak with gentleness.
I want to seek gentle, Biblical wisdom. Nothing else is truly wise.