Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Little Things

 I was recently given a copy of this favorite book by a friend - thanks! Flipping through it, I came across this part and wanted to share it because I appreciated the reminder that everything we do counts for eternity.  It's true of course, we all know that, but when so much of life is spent doing the same jobs over and over again, and often it seems like so little is being accomplished.....it's easy to get discouraged, and good to be reminded that our work does count. This also reminded me of a quote I recently read in Matthew Henry ~ 

"Charity begins at home."

"...Then, dear Katy, suppose your first act of heroism to-morrow should be the gratifying your mother in these little things, little though they are. Surely your first duty, next to pleasing God, is to please your mother, and in every possible way to sweeten and beautify her life. You may depend upon it that a life of real heroism and self-sacrifice must begin and lay its foundation in this little world, wherein it learns its first lesson and takes its first steps."

" And do you really think that God notices such little things?"

"My dear child, what a question! If there is any one truth I would gladly impress on the mind of a young Christian, it is just this, that God notices the most trivial act, accepts the poorest, most threadbare little service, listens to the coldest, feeblest petition, and gathers up with parental fondness all our fragmentary desires and attempts at good works. Oh, if we could only begin to conceive how He loves us, what different creatures we should be!"
~ Elizabeth Prentiss
(Stepping Heavenward)

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in......And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Matthew 25:35,40


For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
Mark 9:41


"I think it is more important to do God's plan right now....This is what He has called you to do. All of us would like to believe that we could accomplish one brave selfless act for God and for his kingdom. But it takes greater courage to faithfully accomplish the daily, thankless tasks of every day life for Him."
Lynn Austin
(Chronicles Of The Kings)


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3 comments:

  1. Good encouragement to be content and do all to the glory of God no matter how humble our station may seem.
    I was given "Stepping Heavenward" to read and have not got round to it. Perhaps it will make the cut this year!

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  2. Thanks! You should, it's really good!

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  3. I read "Stepping Heavenward" as a new and quite immature believer. Thank you for bringing it to mind once more. I would like to re-read it with hopefully a new perspective.
    With peaceful steps,
    Colleen

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