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