A thought by John Ortberg, (2015-02-24) from his book. All the Places to Go . . . HowWill You Know?: God Has Placed before You an Open Door. What Will You Do? (p. 85). Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
That is such a good thought at the beginning of a new week and close to the beginning of a new month. How do you view what you do? Think about this, maybe how you view it is different from how God views it.
John says, “When we are born, our world is very small. As we grow, it may become quite large. If we live long enough and grow old enough, it will become small again. If we do not learn to find God in our small worlds, we will never find God at all.”
I am finding that true in my retirement years. There was a time that I was challenged to do greater things as a church planter but now the quality time that I get to spend with my wife, Margaret and with my three granddaughters, Ashlyn, Addison and Harper has more meaning than I could ever imagine.
John continues, “Babies and mangers appear small and insignificant — but that is how God comes to us. Jesus mostly did small things. He talked with obscure individuals — a Samaritan woman at the well, a disgraced prostitute, a tax collector. He hung out with children so unimportant that his disciples tried to shoo them away. His final miracle before his trial and crucifixion was to replace a sliced-off ear. We have no idea what is big or small in God’s eyes. But for sure, I will never go through a ‘big’ door if I do not humble myself to the task of discerning and entering all the small ones. Do not despise the day of small things. For that, too, is the day the Lord has made. And that is where we find him.
So how does this thought make a difference in your day today?