Faithful in Small Things - Monday's Dose - June 24th 2013

Monday's Dose - June 24th 2013

Faithful in Small Things

Today's Scripture

A faithful man will abound with blessings, - (Proverbs 28:20) (NKJV).

Thoughts for Today

Someone asked the son of well-known evangelist Billy Graham, "How did your father become such worldwide renowned evangelist?" Billy Graham's son said, "My father behaves in the house the same way he behaved outside. The faithfulness in small things raised him to this level."

Generally people behave with integrity in great things so that they won't put to shame among people. Some act uprightly for fear of laws and rules. But these people will act wrongly when their supervisors are not around. They think that God wants us to be honest in big things. He won't expect honesty in small matters.

Let us see what do we consider small things and be dishonest in our day-to-day life. We are not keen to return books and things we borrow. Some others don't feel guilty to steal small things in public or in the office. These people steal papers from their offices or don't try to return the money they found on the road to the owner and keep it for themselves. If they cannot find the owner of the money they should give it to God Who is the owner of the whole universe or to needy poor people. Isn't it the right thing to do? Sometimes when a shop keeper gives more change than due we just put it in our pockets. Isn't this a dishonest act? Still some others don't pay the due income tax to the government. Some waste time in the work place. Do you ask, if this is dishonesty? Yes, it is!

Beloved, these may be small things but they destroy our credibility. God's servant Charles Binny once said, "Small incidents rather than big ones show the real state of one's heart." Non-Christians accuse Christians when they see them being dishonest in small things. Therefore, be honest in small things. God will make you owner of great things.

God who promised to change
Owner of Great things
If we are faithful in small things
Change me to be honest!

Prayer: "Our loving and guiding Heavenly Father, grant us grace to be faithful in small things as You have said that one who is true in small things will get lots of blessings. Help us to be truthful in all things. Let people who see the truthfulness in us glorify you. Help us to live such a life. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Monday and God Bless you.