I have decided that there is great power in the small in a local church (even if the church is NOT small!)
It is small deeds of compassion, small steps toward Jesus, “small talk” that introduces people to Jesus, and small hinges that swing big doors. Even Twitter shows the power of small! (You can follow me at LoveRevolutionDave this year by the way!)
Small things matter. If you don’t believe me, just spend a night in a sleeping bag with 1 small mosquito! To solve big problems, work on the smaller problems first. Establish small habits to make big lifestyle changes. The difference between excellence and mediocrity is paying attention to small details.
On January 12, 1997, two Swiss men set out to be the first to circle the earth in a high-tech, solar-powered, pressurized, hot-air balloon. Not long after launch, however, strong fumes from a kerosene leak forced the craft down in the Mediterranean Sea. A failed fuel clamp, costing $1.16, brought down an aircraft costing $1.5 million! While this event was unforeseen and accidental, it does serve to make Solomon’s point (and mine) in Ecclesiastes 10:1. Something very small can ruin something very large (and even a small act of foolishness can undo something you have taken a lifetime to build)!
What positive small acts of kindness or small steps toward Christ do you need to take this week? Take that small step. Go the extra inch. Add that 1 extra word of appreciation. Put the power of small to work for you on this Love Revolution we are on!
This month we are dialoging on the weekends about how to be more compassionate as Christ Followers. We are finding out the Bible has a lot to say about showing mercy, love, compassion and justice toward the plight of the poor. In one striking passage, the prophet Ezekiel says that the great sin of the people of Sodom wasn’t so much that they were sexually deviant and promiscuous as that they were “arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.” (Ezekiel 16:49)
Let’s not make that same big mistake!
This weekend we will continue the conversation about compassion. Don’t miss! Our choir will be singing and it will also be “Count me in” weekend. I am praying for many who haven’t officially made this their church home, to do so. Come on – whatcha waiting for?!
If you are a young adult and thirsty for spiritual growth and community, it’s not too late to jump into the new Young Adult Bible Study entitled “Keep Climbing.” More details at http://caya1128.com/biblestudy.html.
Thanks again for the large demonstration of love for Paula as she was formally set apart and deployed to her national ministry last weekend. (This was no small thing!) You can reach her going forward through Omegachristianmusic.com. Paula will be back periodically to lead us in worship and the Book Nook will continue to stock Paula’s music CD’s. We have lined up many exciting and talented artists to lead us in worship this spring and summer. You will not want to miss a single weekend!
Focusing on the small,