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You know the monumental moments of your faith.
When you take the first step of faith and your foundation is laid in Christ. Days, months, years later when crucial decisions arise and you find that you indeed want to live with Him as your cornerstone, it’s big.
There are moments of obvious growth and transformation as piece by piece you’re built, a temple to glorify God. The moment when you gave up on a certain sin and it stuck. That time when the Lord provided something extraordinarily spectacular.
But in the building of your faith to His glory, there is more than just the big, memorable, and obvious. There are also the nuts, bolts, screws, and drops of glue. Little victories -these are what hold all of the major framework in place.
Little victories are as simple as:
- An unspoken prayer answered
- A silly picker-upper in your day
- A call at just the right time
- A gentle kick in the pants when you need it
- A reminder that you get to choose your attitude
- A verse that stays in mind
- An extra three minutes with nothing to do but get quiet with the Lord
- A song on the radio speaking to your heart
- A gift you needed but never asked for
- A smile and a hug, just warm and full of love
- A step out of bed when you feel you can’t get up
- A sunrise you wouldn’t want to miss when you didn’t want to wake
- A moment of clarity in a pattern of mess
- A laugh by yourself that just has to be loud
- A sense that you are not alone, even when you kind of are
- A little conviction from the Lord, coupled with grace
- A broken bad habit, maintained
- A Friday waking up to realize that you’ve formed a good habit in just a few days
- A glimpse into what may be coming, filling you with hope
Simple. So simple are these. But they are the thousands of “littles” that make for big faith. Remember the verse?
If you are faithful in the little things, you will be faithful in large ones. (Luke 16:10)
Even a house with big beams and solid boards breaks and creaks if little screws haven’t made the planks a secure resting space.
Look on your little victories as faith builders, not “almosts” or “steps.” They have a purpose too. Tack them in. Drill them in place. Hammer away with gratitude, with recognition, and praise. Those little victories are built to last.
When your house of faith rocks and shakes…
When you climb its steps and enjoy the view…
When another large addition is in progress…
When the Lord wants to show off His handiwork…
You’ll be glad for every short moment you spent ensuring that you saw the victory, the gift, and put it to work in your faith.
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