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You Have It Too

July 8, 2014

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Ants are small, but get their work done.

Ants are small, but get their work done.

 There are four things on earth that are small,
but they are very wise:

Ants are not very strong,
but they store up food in the summer.

Rock badgers are not very powerful,
but they can live among the rocks.

Locusts have no king,
but they all go forward in formation.

Lizards can be caught in the hand,
but they are found even in kings’ palaces. – Proverbs 30:24-28 NCV

You Have It – The Ability to do Great Things

The Proverb writer listed some very small creatures endowed by their creator with great strength and  instinctive wisdom.

These creatures are not pretty. They are not specimens of strength, but look at what they do have:

  • Wisdom of planning and follow through
  • Proper conduct and discipline
  • Industry and stamina to get the work done
  • Application of their resources to survival.

If God gave all of these creatures the building blocks to do great things, why wouldn’t he have done it for us?

Further, he gave mankind something he did not give the creatures:

His Word!

Think about what mankind could accomplish by using what God reveals to us about life and success and survival.

Think about the power of hope he has given us.

We often trust too much in ourselves rather than investigate the plan and design that God has laid out. Many of us even choose not to act on God’s plan when we know about it! Sadly, many even choose to work against the plans God gave us.

Success can be defined in many ways, but in the end, it will not be defined without God’s involvement.

What are you doing to insure you’re in sync with God’s plan? ( 2 Timothy 2:15)

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Little Things Mean a Lot

June 8, 2013

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Little Things Mean a Lot – What a cliché! Do we even really believe that?

Little things add up

Just how important are the little things we do?

  • Solomon wrote of four creatures that we view as being small and insignificant; yet, in God’s sight, they are considered exceedingly wise (Proverbs 30:24-28)
  • Jesus was born in of the smallest and most insignificant towns in Israel (Micah 5:2)
  • Jesus once compared the kingdom of God to the large tree that would give shelter to the birds of the air, yet it had its beginnings as a tiny mustard seed (Matthew 13:31-32)
  • Tabitha did all sorts of good works, and by some, her activities may have been considered small matters (Acts 9:36-42)
  • Jesus took special notice of a poor widow who cast two mites into the treasury while many were casting in of their abundance (Luke 21:1-4)
The little things can carry a lot of weight

The little things can carry a lot of weight

Paul ran down a list of ways just about every class of person is supposed to “adorn the doctrine” in Titus 2. These are lots of small and easy to do things that, when they are all compiled, make God look good.

Ants can carry many times their weight to prepare for Winter Proverbs 30:25

Ants can carry many times their weight to prepare for Winter Proverbs 30:25

There are so many little gestures that we as Christians can do make encourage someone or brighten their day:

  • A smile for someone in the grocery store,
  • A card to someone who is sick or in need of encouragement
  • A phone call to let someone know that you were thinking of him or her
  • A visit to a shut-in
  • A meal to a family who has lost a loved one
  • A word of encouragement to a fellow brother or sister in Christ

The list goes on and the actions are small, but just a few minutes can really make a difference to someone! As a parting thought, we are reminded in Matthew 25:34-40 of how when we do these things, we are actually doing them to our Lord.

Daily Bible reading for May 8

Proverbs 4
Deuteronomy 9:6-10:11
Hosea 6-7
Titus 2

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