Sunday morning, we were running around the house getting ready for church. I had a cup of coffee in one hand and a brush in the other, chasing Kenna through the house with a ponytail holder. Kelsey was hollering about her lost shoe. Kyler was trying to find a decent pair of blue jeans (which was close to impossible since we haven’t shopped for new clothes since last fall). Blair was sounding the “fifteen minutes until we leave for church” alarm and I still couldn’t find anything to wear. Katie was helping me find something in my closet (slim pickin’s for sure) and mentioned that I could wear my denim skirt. I told her that it was missing a button and then Katie did something so sweet. She said, “I’ll take care of it, Mama!” She grabbed the skirt and the button and went downstairs to sew it back on.
I thought of how easy it would have been to just say, “too bad,” and continued to help me pull an outfit together. But Katie didn’t do that. She went the extra mile. She took the extra effort. She gave of herself when no one expected her to. Makes a Momma Proud.
I remember one time, we were staying at a hotel and I was outside in front of our room, sitting at a table, enjoying the view and spending some time in prayer. I remember praying fervently, “God, please let me be a blessing to moms. Work a miracle through me, God, and pour Your love through me in a huge way.” Right at that moment, I heard someone approach me from behind. I turned around and saw a mom walking toward me with her little child.
“Excuse me,” she said. “I’m so sorry to ask this, but we just checked out of the hotel and my daughter needs the bathroom. Do you think she could use yours?”
“No problem!” I said. I walked her inside the room, past all seven kids watching a movie, and showed her where the bathroom was. The woman and her child walked into the bathroom and I just laughed to myself. There I was, praying to change the world and God just whispered in my ear exactly how I was to do it…one potty at a time. (Remember…He speaks in a still small voice…when we least expect it.)
Sometimes the smallest things in life are the biggest miracles. It’s sewing on a button or extending kindness to a stranger. It’s letting someone go ahead of you in line or offering up a smile to someone who seems to be carrying the weight of the world. We can search so hard for the mountains, that we forget to see the little miracles that are all around us.
Scripture tells us what God thinks about the little miracles. Luke 16:10 states, “whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much.” God is testing us all the time, seeing if we can be trusted with the little miracles. Sometimes the biggest obstacle to receiving more in our lives is that we have proven ourselves with the little that God has entrusted to us. If you can’t tithe on $1,000, then why do you think you would ever tithe on $10,000? If you can’t keep a tiny apartment clean, then why do you think you would ever keep a huge house clean? We don’t just arrive at the miracles, we work our way there, showing diligence with every thing, every person, and every opportunity God puts in our path.
Don’t get wrapped up in the holiday chaos this season and miss the miracles that are coming your way today!
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