God did This! — Sometimes, It’s the Little Things

July 26, 2012

Father's Timeless Intent

Sometimes, It’s the Little Things

By, Cathy Morris

Oftentimes we have a natural tendency to look for big moves of God in our lives. Grand interventions are wonderful, don’t get me wrong, but they are not necessarily the norm as we go through the daily grind. Some years ago I was working in a small restaurant, doing nine to nine shifts. As dinner hour was approaching, I was looking in the cooler at how much salad I had prepped, wondering if it would be enough or if I should make more.

This kitchen served a small casino, and some nights there might only be 3-4 tickets come back, you just never knew. As I was standing there pondering, I was strongly impressed to ‘make more.’ I kind of wondered, but it was slow and if I made it tonight I wouldn’t have to do it in them morning, so I set about washing, cutting, and mixing the greens. I had no more than gotten it all done, put away and cleaned up, when the ticket machine took off like a machine gun. For the next half hour or so I was so busy putting out orders that I didn’t even have time to think. When they were all finally out, it hit me.

That ‘impression’ to ‘make more,’ was the Lord! He knew that I was going to get hit with a big rush, and that I would have run out of salad half-way through the orders. And He let me know to prepare. In the grand scheme of things, this may not sound like a big deal. But to me, it was enormous. Because it made me to know in a way that I had not previously been aware of, that God knows and cares about every, single, aspect of our lives. He was with me at my work place! He was there to help me when I wasn’t even thinking about Him. It opened a whole new awareness and dimension of communication that I had not previously recognized. I learned to watch for and heed those little promptings, and it made my life so much easier.

I had never imagined that God, the Creator of all things, would be interested in the mundane tasks that we have to perform in our daily lives. I guess I had assumed that we just had to slog through the drudgery stuff, and look to God for the spiritual things. Boy was I wrong.

For me, this realization made me feel more loved, more confident as to Who is in control… it just blew me away! And gave … “do all things as unto the Lord,” … a whole new meaning. Sometimes we learn the greatest lessons, by the littlest things. His loving watch-care over us is real! Being made secure in that knowledge, however it comes, is priceless!

By, Cathy Morris

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5 Comments on “God did This! — Sometimes, It’s the Little Things”

  1. Frank Prescott Says:

    I can totally relate with this. In my work is where it happens a lot with me. I travel around the Atlanta area each day performing inspections for automobile extended warranty companies. There are a multitude of times that I will drive by a shop that I haven’t been to in a while. The thought comes to mind that it has been a while and within several hours or a few days I will get an assignment at that shop. Other times I will think, “I have not gone to this city in a while.” Again, within a few days or even a few hours I will receive an assignment there.

    I have come to take these promptings as God’s way of preparing me for those things. Those kinds of promptings also occur with people. When they come to mind I try to pray for them and many times I will see or hear from them not long after that.

    There are really a whole lot of other examples I could share but this is enough.

    When reading this post today a familiar passage came to mind. Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

    If we can only take those, seemingly, random thoughts to mind, we will realize one of the ways God “makes our paths straight.”

    Ain’t it great to know that Christ is truly living in us and revealing Himself in ways like this?

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    • Kat Huff Says:

      Frank,

      Thanks for sharing, brother! Yes, it is more than great that we know, without doubt, that He lives in us, and the revealing of Himself is eternal in us.

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  2. Pamela Spock Says:

    …Priceless, indeed! :) Nice story and well written too. Blessings!

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  3. Kat Huff Says:

    Cathy,

    I enjoyed your submission to “God did this!” immensely! All that you expressed is very uplifting to the body. So first of all, I would like to thank you for your kindness and willingness to share with all of us.

    Also, as I was reading your article, I saw something more to your experience, perhaps this could be considered the full circle of your experience, and I say that because I find that Father does nothing half-way, but takes all that He does beyond our immediate knowing. I should say, it seems that He does this full circle in the Jesus Christ revealing.

    “The little things” are exactly where the big things come from most of the time, by my experience. It is Christ our Life who is our daily Life, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are never without Him, ever. Christ lives in us, and we live in Him. I saw the awesomeness of realizing that He was ‘prompting’ you to make more food for those who would be there and be hungry, even though you had no idea all that food would be need that day. This listening to Him in our every day has much to do with bringing what He gives us to bring to the body and express Him. It is a big problem for some, especially those who are new to expressing Christ. Many do not know what to bring in His expression, what to prepare to say, or sing, or read or other. Sometimes, it seems that new one in the body think that they have nothing to bring the body of Christ as we gather, when all along in their daily life, He is revealing Himself in many ways. Given the fact that He told you to make more salad, which is a part of a meal, brought my mind to the food that the body of Christ shares with one another as they express Him together. You are absolutely right, my sister! It is “ the little things.” The expression of Him that we bring to the body gathering may seem very insignificant and small at times, but as it turns out, usually absolutely wonderful. Because upon that little expression, all the other expressions come together in such a way that I can only be amazed. Yes, He does ‘little things’ so BIG!

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