Why Little Is Bigger Than Big

quote-little-things-bigIt’s wonderful when God gives us the gift of something BIG happening.  The rather strange thing about that, though, is it has not been the BIG GOD THINGS that has made my heart grow fonder in my ever-growing relationship with Him.

The picture here says, “Never get tired of doing little things for others.  Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.”

That is a truth that comes from the very heart of God regarding relationships with others as well as His relationship with you.

Thinking back over the years, I can remember the first time that thought occurred to me.  It was in Chicago in the middle of a snow storm.  I was on my way to work at W.M.B.I. radio.  The thought in my mind was, “I’m not looking forward to walking through the snow.”

Perhaps I could have “exercised my faith” and spoke to the storm – like Jesus – and watch the snow cease.  I would have given credit to God for the great miracle!  Instead, as I approached the entrance, I saw a parking spot right in front. 

The thought that occurred to me was, “How cool is that!  My heavenly Father takes care of all the little stuff for me.”  I felt warm, and loved.

The big miracle would have been awesome.  I would have been further convinced of His power.  The “little act” (which was probably a miracle in itself if you know Chicago parking) demonstrated His intimate, practical, caring heart for me.

Look for the little things.  That’s actually what our hearts crave.  Give to others the same, and acknowledge their little things for you.

Here’s a “little thing” short (2:23) video of something God did for me that has further deepened my relationship with him.  Check it out.  It demonstrates a reality you can realize for yourself.