Thank God for the Little Things

October 11, 2012

God is very big on small details. Think of our human bodies, being made up of microscopic cells that form organs, which form systems that we rely on to survive and function. We don’t really think about kind of stuff very much until we actually get sick though.  Sometimes we need a wake up call so that God can get our attention and focus off of “bigger distractions” just to remind us of his glory, even on a very small and intricately detailed scale.

There are so many things to be thankful for, big and small, and though we all could use a few huge miracles in our life, the fact of the matter is that our lives are miracles. Taking the time to reflect on what God has done in our lives down to the small details is something we should take time to do and maybe from there we will be blessed with a much needed breakthrough or revelation from God. God is always paying attention to us and has  very specific words of confirmation, hope, direction, and healing and so much more….designed uniquely for each of his children.

One of the most profound bible stories is of the woman who touched the hem of Jesus’s garment. In a large crowd of people all trying to get to Jesus, a woman who was in need of healing from a blood condition she endured for 12 years and had exhausted all her medical options, only to find that her condition had grown worse.  Even still, she had faith enough to know that if she just touched Jesus’s clothes she would be healed. Mark 5:30 says, “At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”Jesus’s garment. His disciples were perplexed to see that even in the midst of a crowd of people, Jesus had been sensitive and keenly aware that someone with faith had touched him to be healed. Mark 5:31 says, “You see the people crowding against you,” his disciples answered, “and yet you can ask, ‘Who touched me?'” Jesus look around to see who had touched him and the woman revealed herself with fear and trembling, and he said to her ” “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

The little things count. The truth is, we don’t even have to put on a grandiose or overt production to get God’s power to come upon us. I thank God for paying attention to the small details.

Exercise: Make a list of the small details of your life that you typically take for granted and give thanks to God for them. 🙂

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