There’s that little book that came out a few years ago – “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.” And I believe the subtitle was “It’s all small stuff.”
Not everything in life is as important as we make it out to be. Not everything is life or death. Not everything is earth shatter.
Now, that’s not to say somethings are not important. They are. But, we need to keep focus on what is most important.
We get a glimpse of this in Luke’s Gospel this morning:
20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.’
The 70 that were sent out that we talked about yesterday return, and man are they pumped. They have seen so many amazing things, so many things done in Jesus’ name, so much that they had done through Him.
They were so excited and pumped they just couldn’t stand it.
And here Jesus reminds them. Don’t be happy over this. Be happy you are in the book of life. Be happy that you are His.
That’s important for us to remember today.
We have no idea what today will include for us. There may be tremendous victorious.
There may be terrible defeats. We just don’t know what is to happen. We don’t know what all lies in store.
No matter high the highs or how low the lows, don’t celebrate too much, don’t mourn too much.
Remember what’s most important.
You’re His child. He loves you. You are His.
That’s what’s important. Tomorrow will be a new day. If we succeed today, we may fail tomorrow.
If we fail today, we may succeed tomorrow.
But, if we are His, we can rejoice no matter what.
Because we’ve got life. Life now, and life forever.
Today, remember what’s most important.
You’re a child of the Living God. And nothing beats that!