God is in the small things

Deuteronomy 11:18-21

“Imprint these words of mine on your hearts and minds, bind them as a sign on your hands, and let them be a symbol on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so that as long as the heavens are above the earth, your days and those of your children may be many in the land the Lord swore to give your fathers."

We like big things. I know when I visit a restaurant I am really disappointed if my food comes out and I get a small portion. I am really upset if my wife gets a bigger portion than me. I want a big plate. I want to leave the restaurant full. I want to have so much that I can take some home and eat a full lunch off of it the next day. 

In life we love the big things. The big events, summer breaks, vacation, and Christmas. We look forward to these things. And so we tend to overlook the small things. The daily routine of life. We call Wednesday "hump" day, because we made it half-way through the week, looking forward to another weekend. But the small things are where life happens. Don't miss the small opportunities to speak to people about the Lord, to share your faith, to teach and encourage. That is what the Lord was encouraging the people to do in the above Scripture. 

The Lord was telling them to make the Word of God the central part of their lives, so much so that even something so normal as walking down the street would become an opportunity to speak to their children about Him. They were encouraged to have the Word on their hearts and mind, to put them on their doorposts and on their hands and foreheads. The people took this very literally and still today you will see Jewish men with small boxes containing Scripture tied to themselves. But the point is the Word should be so central in our lives that it becomes the focus of all we do. We don't wait until a "big" service or a special day to discuss the Word. It is meant to be the center of our lives, because when it is that means Jesus is the center. 

Make a commitment today to make Him the center of everything you do, the big things and the small things.

David Snyder