IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS

The ability to see God at work in the moment and in some of the smallest details of life is so very important. When we have that level of discernment, I find that our love relationship with God is more alive and vibrant.

It’s like when a husband takes notice of something his wife has done for him for years that’s he’s taken for granted. For him to suddenly realize, “Oh wow, she’s done this for me for years.” and to say, “Thank you for this - you’re amazing!” goes a long way.

It’s like when the parent of an adult child notices what a great job they are doing with their kids and affirms them.

Those things really don’t change anything in terms of what is going on, but they sure add a layer of vibrancy, thankfulness, appreciation, and quality of life.

I believe God is doing these types of actions in our lives ever day in ways we don’t fully understand.

Jesus said, “My Father is always at work…”

Over the course of this series, we’ve received numerous people sharing how they’ve seen and noticed God’s work in their lives. They’ve shared how they came into faith and some of “the little things” that led them there. Over and over again, a common denominator was a person in their lives - a parent, a grandparent, a friend, a coworker, or someone who invested in them.

So please, please, please get this: you can be one of those people to someone else. God IS working in your life. He is using you and will use you to His glory. Live out your faith. Be that agent of love, grace, and forgiveness.

Those things may show up “in the little things” such as you bringing someone an extra cup of coffee that you bought in route to work or you inviting a neighbor to the Activate event that features BMX biking (what kid doesn’t love to see bikes making jumps and aerobatics?), bounce houses, or ae you extending forgiveness to someone who truly hasn’t earned it.

This weekend we continue in this series seeing Jesus involved in a very small exchange of money yet transacting this piece of commerce in a very unusual and profound way. To my recollection, it’s the only time in the gospels where we see Jesus paying for something.

It’s another great weekend to invite friends (which you all are doing in droves). You keep bringing and inviting and we’ll keep figuring out where and how to get them in. God wants people gathering around His word, around His table, focusing on His one and only Son.

Looking forward to another great encounter this Sunday.