Tuesday, January 31, 2012

No Small Things

But the greatest danger 
of all consists in this, 
that by neglecting small matters, 
the soul becomes accustomed 
to unfaithfulness. 
True love can see nothing small; 
everything that can either 
please or displease God, 
seems to be great... 
It acts simply with God.
Fenelon

Most days are days of small things.
They are days of setting alarms,
making breakfast, doing dishes, 
correcting tests, teaching classes. 
Whatever responsibilities we have in life, 
they are about doing the things 
we have done over and over,
and yet needing to do them again today.
True love sees nothing small.
To walk simply with God, 
trusting that He is in the mundane--
the repetitive, routine, ordinary, everyday.
And, because He is present in every moment, 
we can have a measure of the extraordinary.
That is His nature.
That is the life He gives to us.
So today, Lord, I want to be faithful 
in the everyday small matters.
And not see them as small.
May the greatness of my day 
come from knowing I am pleasing You.
And that Your faithfulness is alive in me.

Teach me your way, LORD, 
that I may rely on your faithfulness; 
Bring joy to your servant, Lord, 
for I put my trust in You.
You are good, Lord,
abounding in love 
to all who call to You.
Psalm 86




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2 comments:

  1. Dear Kathy, just joined your site cos I find it very interesting and was really blessed. Keep up the good work - The LORD strengthen you more & more.

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  2. I just now saw this comment and wanted to thank you for taking the time to write--and for your strengthening prayer. Always in need of His grace and strength:) Bless you.

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