Our God is so BIG! Shouldn't He be concerned about the big things in our world? Shouldn't we forget about the little things in our life and pray about the big things?
God tells us time and time again in His word that He wants us to turn everything over to Him. To take our small matters to Him. To trust Him with our small stuff.
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The Lord gave me this music to play, and is yours to bless your ears and heart.
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We with kind hearts want so much to help our world. We want to pray big prayers and have them answered in big ways. Myself and others wonder how you do big things if you're a common person.
Let me tell you about things unseen having a big impact.
I've had a lot of things going on in my life that have taken me away from my normal activities. Early in this past Lenton Season, I was visiting with my mom, helping her pack for her upcoming move. She wanted me to go with her to her church for their Lenton Services. She said the services were structured as an interactive session, with questions posed by their pastor, and those attending could participate by sharing their answer. I didn't want to go... it was snowing outside, I was tired from packing and I didn't feel particularly "Lenty." I went anyway, mostly to be with my mom, but I felt very uninspired. I tried to liven myself up during songs the Praise Team led, but I decided to stay quiet and let others speak during the interaction part. After all, it wasn't my church.
Well, the Holy Spirit did His nudging, and I ended up sharing about how I finally was at a point in my life where I truly found joy in my trials. I saw someone ahead of me in the pews shaking their head "no." Thoughts that perhaps I didn't "fit" floated through my mind. I shrugged it off, saying to myself, "Holy Spirit knows best!"
I had forgotten about that experience, and have been feeling down about thinking my prayers weren't really as effective as my heart wanted them to be. A few days ago, My mom informed me that one of the people attending that Lenton service wanted to thank me for what I shared, that my sharing had an impact on her life. Another person came forward and told my mom that many people who hadn't participated much in the Lenton services were speaking up and sharing more since my visit.
My role was small, and unseen by me. God had plans for this encounter. Plans to inspire His children. After hearing how my uninspired visit to her church had moved people in ways I never could have foreseen, I thanked God that His seeds found good soil and grew many times more than what was sown by me. AND, He showed me how important my prayer life and obedience to Him really was, no matter how "small" I thought it was.
Until next time...
Bless you as you journey through your life, that you may make small, but MIGHTY kingdom steps, laid out for you by Jesus going before you... going before you and showing the path to the plans He has for you. All in Jesus' love.
Pray these scriptures to bless you and others... I know these small steps will have a BIG impact on your life and the lives you speak them over.
2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)
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Holly Van Gilder