Small Things Matter

17 Feb

I hear so many people say, “I can’t do it, I’m just one person!”

Have you ever heard or even thought that?  Here’s the thing though.  It’s the small things that really matter.  Let’s read what Jesus says from Matthew 25:35-36:

For I was hungry, and you gave Me, something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.”

When you see things this way you may just be one person but it’s the small things you do in Jesus’ name that matter.

  • A bowl of home-made soup carried to the sick.
  • A visit of prayer and encouragement to one in the hospital.
  • A simple phone call to pray with an encourage someone in need.

When we understand that it is the small things that we do that make a huge impact into people’s lives then we will understand how rich God’s grace and mercy are as we serve Him.

Jesus makes an amazing statement.  They asked, “When have we done these things to You?”  He replied, “When you have done it to the least of these, you have done it to Me.”  How wonderful is that.  Small things matter because even when we do them to help others in our society, even if they are the least, we are doing this to Jesus.  The reciprocity is returned to us as blessings.

NEVER think that you are too unimportant or too small a deal to do something for Christ.  Because as you do the small things to minister to others, you are ministering to Christ.  Don’t do less.  Do more.  The small things matter to Christ and to others.