The Little Things

This morning I was reading from “My Utmost for His Highest” by Oswald Chambers as a part of my devotional. Today’s reading resonated with what I wrote about yesterday. “My personal life may be crowded with small petty incidents, altogether unnoticeable and mean, but if I obey Jesus Christ in the haphazard circumstances, they become pinholes through which I see the face of God, and when I stand face to face with God I shall discover that through my obedience thousands were blessed.”

It may take reading that quote a couple of times before it sinks in, but try to hear the words in your heart and your mind. If you obey God in the little things, those little things become pinholes through which you can catch a glimpse of God. Sometimes, when we feel like God’s presence is missing, when we can’t “see” God, it may be an obedience issue. Focus on trying to obey God even in the little things, make the little things about Jesus Christ and he promises that you will “see” him.

In addition to catching that refreshing, nourishing glimpse of God through obedience, your obedience is guaranteed in scripture to have a broader impact. If, day-by-day, week-by-week, you choose to obey God, through your obedience others will be blessed. When you stand before God the Father on that day when you are called home, you will see the thousands impacted by your obedience.

Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest: Selections for the Year (Grand Rapids, MI: Oswald Chambers Publications; Marshall Pickering, 1986).


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