Faithful in little things

Jesus said, “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much . . . “

Recently, while conversing with a co-worker in Korea about the influence one person can have in the life of another several things came to my mind.

For example think of how a movement like “meet me at the flag pole” in the US began.  It began when one teenager in Texas decided he wanted to make a difference in his school.  Today, thousands of students gather around a flag pole each fall to pray for their fellow classmates and beyond.

Pastor Chuck Swindoll says  ”aren’t we glad somebody has always believed in the significance of one?”  Like back in:

1645 . . . when one vote gave Oliver Cromwell control of England.
1776 . . . when one vote gave America the English language instead of German.
1845 . . . when one vote brought the state of Texas into the union.
1868 . . . when one vote saved President Andrew Johnson from impeachment.
1875 . . . when one vote changed France from a monarchy to a republic.

Don’t ever underestimate the potential of a little or what seems small. The Scripture is chucked full of examples about God taking humanly speaking small and insignificant things and uses it in a big way for his honor and glory.  It all has to start somewhere and Scripture says it begins by being faithful with just a little.  Did you know that a little bit of money, a little bit of time and even a little bit of talent can go a long way if you are faithful with the opportunities God has put in your hand?  What has God put in your hand today?

 

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