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"The Little Things Mean The Most"



"So the men of Israel said, "Have you seen this man who has come up? Surely he has come up to defy Israel; and it shall be that the man who kills him the king will enrich with great riches, will give him his daughter, and give his father's house exemption from taxes in Israel."

1 Samuel 17:25

Almost everybody knows the story of David and Goliath, young and old alike. We sometimes think of little David being the underdog but the truth is Goliath is the real underdog. Don't forget, its David has the anointing of God upon his life, and if God is for you who can stand against you! Nobody, absolutely nobody. Like David, when you and I give our lives to Christ we are given God's very Spirit to dwell within us. A power so great we can't really comprehend in our finite minds the strength the Lord provides. What we do know is that the bible says, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." David came to know that strength in his life in a real way, as did Goliath. I pray you and I come to know God's strength too! No matter what you are facing today, loved one, know that you can do hard things!

David was the last guy in the world the people would have thought God would have risen up to be king. Even the priest Samuel who was given the task of anointing the next king of Israel started with the oldest and the tallest of Jesse's son's and eventually worked his way down until there was none left except David, the youngest in the family. David was just a shepherd boy when Samuel set out looking for the next king to anoint and if not for the Lord's leading Samuel would have easily just passed young David by. All that to say, man does look at the outward appearance and God really does look upon our heart. Knowing that is true, let me encourage you today to focus on your heart, and what you allow in your life, what you read and watch and listen too. Remember everything you allow in your life sooner or later manifests its way through your life, in thoughts, and feelings, and ultimately actions. The point is to be more concerned of how you look to God than how you look to man. Realize that the heart is deceitfully wicked, and only God can truly know it.

David serves as a great example for us to learn about God's amazing grace. If you know the history of David's life you recall he had lusted, he committed adultery, and then he committed murder and trying to cover up his sins and still after all that God considered him a man after God's own heart. Only God could have known for sure what was in David's heart and only God truly knows what is going on in our hearts too. Don't forget it was God Himself who said that David was a man after His heart. It's here we discover again that God is omniscient as well as omnipotent and omnipresent. But most important as you read this today, may you discover in your own life afresh that God is the God of mercy and grace!

Considering the omniscience of God makes me think, what will God say about us? Not on judgment day but rather about today? Remember, faithfulness is measured best by all the little things we do day in and day out. Will God call us faithful; will He call us His friend? Will you and I be ones that God will say of that we too were men and women after His heart by the way we lived our lives? Will He say we were loving servants, gracious and merciful, forgiving and kind? Time will tell.

Don't forget, being a servant isn't a job we do for God, it's the calling of God upon our lives. Being a servant isn't a stepping-stone to a better position in the church or in the work place, in marriage or in the home. Serving is the privilege, the calling of every person who calls him or herself a Christian, a follower of Christ. Focus on your faithfulness to God, do everything you do today with the desire to hear His voice say to you like He said of David and all who serve Him from a pure heart…a heart that has been washed clean by the grace and mercy of God shown to us on the Cross of Calvary where Jesus shed His blood for you and me!

"His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord."

Matthew 25:23


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