Monday, October 28, 2013

It's the little things you do!

It's the little things you do, they never see, that warms their hearts, and blesses your life! Matthew 6:3

People say it's not the size of the gift that matters, it's the thought behind it. That is so true, especially when you give a gift they do not expect or know where it came from. Those gifts are the ones that warm a heart more than words can say. They are the small things that come at just the right time, just when a person needs them most.

Though only mentioned once in scripture, Phoebe was commended by the Apostle Paul for the little things she always did for others. She served them, she waited on them, she gave of herself to make sure their needs were covered. Paul so appreciated it, and God wanted her mentioned, not because she was giant in the church, but for all the little things she did for anyone. (Romans 16:1-2)

Phoebe did the little things that made an big impact in people lives, and she was commended for that. She did these things not for credit, and the, "hey, look what I have done!" No! She did all she did, because of what she had gained through her relationship with Jesus! She lived out being a servant, as Jesus described many times. A good leader is a better servant! (John 13:1-17)

Next time you feel like you need to do something big, do something small, and without notice and watch how big of an impact it makes. At just the right time, and just the right place, you will have made a difference in someones life. And you know something? It will make just as big of impact in your own, God promises that. He does not want fireworks going off and getting praises from people. He wants to bless you in a greater way!

Matthew 6:3-4, "But when you do your charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be done in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly."