What is the life of God like? Is it full of perfection? Is it huge and amazing? It is overwhelming? It is rockets and firework and explosions?
Sometimes we think that it is, or that it has to be. Sometimes we can think that being a Christian, or living the Christian life is full of emotional experiences.
That surly being a Christian must mean a life full of perfect peace. . . . that everything is perfect. . . . that there are never any problems. . . . and that life is just one repeated vision of heaven opening and all things being perfect.
What we find though, is that the Christian life is full of getting kids ready for school. And doctors visits. And paying bills. And grocery shopping. And, well, just normal things.
The Christian life is not defined by the big things. It’s defined by the little things. Listen to what Jesus said today in Luke 13:18-19:
He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.”
The kingdom (or the Christian life) is like a mustard seed. It’s small. It can seem unimportant. It can seem like it’s not much.
But it grows to be a huge tree that the birds of the ear can nest in.
Today, don’t miss doing something and good because you were waiting on something big and important. Be faithful in the little things. The good things. The simple things. The things that help others. The good things.
These little things, the small acts of grace, they make a huge difference. And they turn into a things that make a huge difference for God.
Today, be faithful in the small, good, honest things of life, and of God. And He will take care of the rest!
Let’s serve God with all that we are. Let’s be salt and light!
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