“He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.” Luke 16:10
Have you ever thought that the vast ocean is really made up of single drops of water, built from tiny molecules, which are made of microscopic atoms? Even in our lives, it is the small things that really do make the difference. All big things are made of little things. Big things are made of little choices, little acts, little words, and little thoughts. This is so important for us to realize, because every day we impact others by the little things we say or do. But if we are faithful in the little things, it follows that we will be faithful in that which is much. In other words, if we get the little things right, the big issues will take care of themselves.
“Little drops of water, little grains of sand…” goes the children’s rhyme. Be on guard for those little things that may slip in unnoticed but undermine God’s greater purpose in your life. (commentary by Adrian Rogers)
We pilgrims have a tendency to pray for big things in our churches and lives, and there may be times when we need to do such but, truthfully, could we handle them if they occurred? What would happen if all of God’s children, let us say in your local congregation, began to pray for, and then habitually practiced the small things God ever so desires for us in order to develop our faithful and truthful character as individual church members? I firmly believe that not only would we know how to deal with anything the devil throws at us but, our lives and our churches would explode with the true power of God for the glory of God! Henry Blackaby once said, “Find out what God is up to and then get in on it!” Remember, big things are still composed of little things and, I might add, faithful things. Oh by the way, the result of all this is still called a revival! — Roger