Friday, October 8, 2010

2010 October 8 - Morning Manna

For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth (Zechariah 4:10)

 Today's Morsel:  I can remember in elementary school when our math teacher would explain addition problems to us. She would always stress the importance of not forgetting to add the number that you carried over into the next column.  She  said, "It may not seem important, and may seem very small, but if you forget to add that number, you answer is always going to be incorrect.  Even if it's only a 1, and you don't added it, it's wrong."  Small, but important.  When I attended my first Non-Commission Officers School, the instructor would always tell us, "Minor details will make you or break you." In other words, it's those small details that if you overlook them can destroy you.  The opposite is also true, if you do them, they can make you successful.  Little things.  Solomon said that it's the little foxes that spoil the vine.   If you have ever ridden in a helicopter, those big blades that cause it to fly are held on by a very small nut.  The crew chiefs and pilots call a "Jesus Nut."  If that nut isn't secured correctly, those blades are going to come off, that chopper will be headed for the ground, and everyone onboard is going to scream," Oh Jesus!"  Who had despised the day of small things?  Don't just look for the big miracles that God can do for you, but focus on the small things that He does for you. Like waking you in the morning; providing food on your table; giving you a job; keeping your senses intact.  Small things.  A $3.00 bouquet of roses can keep a marriage from heading south.  A 99 cent "just thinking of you card" can prevent someone from taking their life.  A phone call of encouragement can turn someone's life around.  A small gift at Christmas can show a child just how much they are loved.  Small things.  Small words. "Hi!" "How are you?" "I pray you have a great day!"  "Jesus loves you!" "You are really a nice person!" "Thank you so very much!"  We never know what small thing will make a difference in the lives of others.  Small things, don't despise them!

Sing:  Little is much when God is in it, Labor not for wealth or fame; there's a crown and you can win it, if you go in Jesus' name.

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