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Small things. As I have learned to walk with God through years, He has taught me how one small act of obedience can lead to major blessings. The Bible tells us: "Unless you are faithful in small matters, you won't be faithful in large ones." (Luke 16:10 NLT).
It is little things that can add spice to or spoil your life. Solomon said, "the little foxes spoil vine."
That "little white lie" does hurt.
"What they don't know" may not hurt them -- but could very well hurt you.
The clerk gave you to much change? It does not belong to you. Return it.
Two cokes came out of machine when you paid for only one? Return other to vendor.
Did "something" tell you to perform an act of kindness to a stranger? Do it without question.
Learn to be faithful in little things that (seemingly) do not matter.
Just little things. Just insignificant matters. But, it is when we are faithful in small matters that God entrusts us with more. Be assured God will not use you to change world until you have been faithful in small things in your own house, on your own street, in your own town. Listen to Holy Spirit within you. Be obedient to his gentle nudgings. God wants to know that he can count on you to obey him in seemingly insignificant matters simply because he brings it to your attention. It may seem like a "small thing" to you, but truth is, nothing is "small stuff" to him.
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies." Mother Teresa
Linda Van Fleet is a freelance inspirational writer specializing in articles and features on Christian lifestyle topics, angels, Internet and social issues. Linda owns and maintains several websites including http://ibelieveinangels.com. Linda has 2 children and three grandchildren.
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