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Little Things

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A four-hundred-year-old tree crashed to the forest floor. Over the centuries it had been struck by lightning fourteen times, braved great windstorms, and even defied an earthquake. In the end, however, it was killed by little beetles. Boring under the bark, they chewed away its mighty fibers until the giant of the forest lay broken on the ground.

Little things can either make us or break us. A little lie, a little theft, a little laziness, a little neglect, a little drink a little too often, a little sarcasm, a little denial here and a little there ... bit by bit we can add them all together and eventually hurt or destroy our relationships, our physical and/or mental health, and our walk with God.

On the other hand, a little smile, a little deed of kindness, a little encouraging word, a little thoughtful gift, a little phone call, a little bit of love given a lot of times every day can add up to a whole lot of sunshine that we can spread wherever we are and go, and in so doing encourage others, enhance our relationships, improve our physical and mental health, and please the heart of God.

* As seen in
firstIMPRESSIONS Newsletter - Volume 9.08. Live for God, on purpose, walking in His power, in His Spirit, and under His authority! **please note: emphasis mine

What 'little things' are you doing?

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1 comment:

Deb Burton said...

I'm convinced it's more an accumulation of the little things that we do consistently that speaks well of Christ than the one big thing we do that happens only sporadically. One speaks of following in obedience, the other that there is more of us in it than Christ. Great post!