First things first… Before we dig into our weekly Five Minute Friday post with Lisa-Jo, I need you to do me a HUGE favor.
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Now, on with business… It’s Five Minute Friday time! Each week I link up with Lisa-Jo’s writing community. She gives us a prompt, then we write, unrestricted, for five minutes.
It’s that simple.
So let’s get started.
Today’s prompt: SMALL
We live in a world of more… better… faster…bigger… And because of that general mindset, sometimes folks forget the smallest things can make the biggest difference.
Especially when done for God.
I remember a quote from Steven Furtick (paraphrasing here, people) “Nothing is ever insignificant if done for the One Most Significant.” (Or something along those lines.) For me, that means if I’m doing something with Jesus in mind, He sees it… and is pleased, as long as my heart is in the right place.
Maybe it’s opening the door for a stranger. Or bringing a casserole to your new neighbor. Or asking the grocery store check-out gal how you can pray for her.
And you know all of those small things of love you do every day? Loading the dishwasher, the seemingly endless battle to match socks, the dirty faces washed and diapers changed. The bills paid, emails written, floors vacuumed. The phone calls returned, meals prepared, groceries purchased. The thank yous to the mailman, smiles at the garbage truck driver, the hug for a friend, an encouraging word to your spouse, the extra moments spent with your child in the park.
When done for Christ… Those are NEVER too small.
How can you show the love of Christ to someone today? Be encouraged, friend… God sees your heart, how you love and labor… Your actions are never too small.
Biggest blessings to you,
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for man, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” ~Colossians 3:23-24 NIV