The prompt for this week is…
For who has despised the day of small things? (Zech. 4:10a)
The day of small things. That pretty much sums up all of my days. My days are filled with things that are too small to tell people when they ask me, “So, what did you do today?” I don’t think they really want to know that I spent the day loading and unloading the dishwasher, filling and refilling sippy cups, wiping tears, noses, bottoms. Yeah, I don’t think they really want to know that. But I was reminded that the Word tells us not to despise these kind of days because whether it’s big things, small things, everything or all things, God wants to be involved in all of them. In fact it’s in these small mundane things of life that we really learn how to experience the Lord as our everything. So while I’m loading and unloading the dishwasher, I can pray, “Lord, unload me of all my anxieties, all my old experiences and load me with the riches of Yourself today.” And while I’m filling and refilling sippy cups I can pray, “Lord, fill me with more of Your Spirit today.” And while I’m wiping little tears I can turn to the One who promised to wipe all tears from my eyes. So I’m reminded today to not despise my days of small things and not to despise what may seem like small prayers. In the end, they can make a big difference.