Years ago, a book called Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff was recommended to me. I immediately didn’t like the title. First, I’m a personality that believes everything matters. Secondly, the One and Only God does not ignore the ‘small staff’.
God’s story is full of the ‘small stuff’. God used the cry of a baby to start the process of freeing the Israelites from Egypt (Exodus 2:1-10). David was just a little boy when he put the small stone in the sling and killed Goliath (1 Samuel 17). One boy’s lunch of 5 loaves and 2 fish fed 5000 men plus their families with 12 baskets left over (John 6). A rope kept the spies sent by Joshua into Jerico from being captured; consequently, that rope kept Rahab and her family safe from the invading Israelite army (Joshua 2 and 6:22-26). Paul was let down in a basket (Acts 9:23-25).
Never consider the small things worthless. God is exalted in both the small and the big stuff. He was able to create the universe with a word. 10 Commandments govern all His people. A tiny mustard seed becomes a ‘tree’ that can grow to 20 ft.
God cares about every small and large part of our lives. We need only trust Him!
I’m sure that most of you are thinking along the lines of ‘this doesn’t make sense’ and ‘what is going on’. We might ask God why are You letting this happen? Sometimes the answer isn’t for us to know. Perhaps we’re not ready for it yet.
He is as much with us as He was with Daniel in the lion’s den. (Daniel 6)
He is as much with us as He was with Jesus in the garden. (Luke 22:39-44)
He cares! Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7
Abba, Father, we’re giving our thoughts, confusion, worries, and cares to You. You have given us everything we need to fight that which is taking our peace. We believe You are in complete control. Help us trust and rest in You!
Who did God create you to be? Do you know His plan for you? Do you compare yourself to the world?
As I think about these questions my mind goes to Esther 4:14 – “…I am here for such a time as this”. God has a plan, a purpose, and a process for me. I know I am loved. I know He chose me. I know I’m forgiven. For me, that’s what matters.
Am I immune to the world? No! I am tempted by the same things you are. Let me tell you something that recently happened. I am very active in the music and worship services of my church. I do not want any service ever to be the Marie Show. I want my part in the services to be all about God. Last evening, I went to Facebook to check what my family and friends had done on this Easter day. The first thing that popped up were pictures of the Morning Worship Service. There I was, in four of the 10 frames. Not only was I prominantly there, the outfit I had on made me look horrible. Am I immune to the world? No!
Here’s the thing. The evil one uses this kind of stuff to get me to think I’m not what God thinks I am. Here’s another thing. I will not let him. I will be the woman God wants me to be. I will keep in mind that I am God’s Daughter, that He is expecting me as a permanent guest in His home, and most of all that He loves the real me! Even more than this He loves my family, friends, and neighbors, too!
I love to cross stitch and create charts using God’s Word. From time to time I will include one with a lesson. I hope you enjoy this! If you take the time to stitch it please send a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org The flosses I used for this chart are DMC 915 Plum-dk and DMC 4 Tin-dk
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