There’s an interesting story in Acts that illustrates the fact that the little things in life are important. In Acts, the apostles tell the church that they need someone to care for the widows, to handle the little things, so they can go preach and pray like God called them to do. A guy named Stephen, who is just an everyday kind of guy, raises his hand and says he will do it. And he was one of seven men chosen to care for the widows. Guess what the Bible says about Stephen? Out of all of them, including the apostles, he was the one who performed many miracles and delivered the best sermons. The apostles’ focus was on preaching and praying, but Stephen was the greatest of them because he was willing to do the little things they neglected. Little things matter!
And don’t forget that it’s the little things that can also tear you apart. Germs are microorganisms that you can only view under a microscope but they stopped the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Calories are unseen, but they sure do sneak up on us. I ordered the salad at California Pizza Kitchen because I wanted to eat healthy. Then California passed a law that requires chains to display their foods’ calories. Surprisingly, the lowest calorie item was the cheese pizza with 1,100 calories. My delicious salad had almost 1,700 calories! Calories are little things, but they add up.
Friend, you become a bigger person by doing the little things. Don’t ignore them. God sees the little things you do! Our God can see what we do even when no one else can see it. It’s up to us to let Him see it. What a great piece of wisdom that is!