Tuesday, May 31, 2016

One Little Truth

  It is a simple truth that we might miss the significance of; large things are made up of smaller things.  As one author put it;

  Drops of ink are shaped into letter, letters are arranged into words, words form sentences and sentences combine to express thought. Great forests are made of trees that grew from sapling that started as small seeds.  Walls are built from many stones. An ocean is formed by drops of water.

 Be they dead stone, living flesh or rolling sea, all things hold to this truth, large things are made from smaller things

  This truth isn’t just in nature but in our lives as well. Principles determine our choices. Choices create our actions. Our actions form our behavior. Our behavior defines our character. Our character established our worth.

  What we are and the value of it comes from the everyday minor insignificant thoughts and actions.

  We may think,”Oh that’s no big thing why bother”, but little things have a way of making greater changes down the line.  Like a ship's rudder.  Or a spark from a fire.  Or a carelessly spoken word.

 How we handle the little things matters. Jesus said:

"He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.
Luke 16:10 
   Little things add up to make very large things.  Little sins can damn us as much as big ones.  Little actions can precipitate earth shattering events. Little things left undone can doom an entire endeavor.

  How are we handling the little things? It might make a very big deal!

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