In a connected world, with tradgedy, heartache, and the next global crisis just a click away you may be like me and feel wrecked. You might be tear-stained and unable to think of any one thing because it IS ALL TOO BIG to really process. The needs too great to hold- like buckets of sand falling through cracked fingers, HOW CAN YOU REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS DEPRAVED WORLD?
The problem may be BIG, but the answer is small. He shames the wise with the simple and the gospel is always turning everything on its head. So why do we think BIG problem, BIG answer? BIG isn’t working.
Big church buildings with even bigger parking lots sit empty most of the week taking up space and resources while sex trafficing rages and babies around the world sit alone in cribs without families. We make pastors into celebrities and church into concerts that make us feel good. While most people walk out those doors still dead in their transgressions mistaking how they feel for TRUE SALVATION.
We have looked at the world and the BIG problems and we have become BIG in an effort to solve them.
But the truth is that BIG isn’t changed with BIG, it’s transformed in the small.
The answer to the pain can’t be found until you cozy up quiet to another soul and pour out love. It’s in the investment of a life, in the laying down of your own where the miraculous is unleashed. This is where answers are found. Where water is given, wounds are healed, and needs are met- one eternal soul to another.
I am often overwhelmed in the BIG; with my responsibility to it.
But, He quiets me and says, “listen to My voice, live My Words, be like me, willing to make the difference in the small and hidden”. The answer for everyone is found in THE ONE and in the one- on-one.
But are we willing to forsake the idols of BIG? Big money, big success, big fame, big cars, big houses, big ministry, big churches, big retirements, big names for ourselves- ANY name for ourselves?
Will we lay down the big to pursue the small?
This was His life – His legacy, loving the small. Day after day, night after night discipling those whom His Father had chosen, loving them, pouring himself out for them. And in living the small He accomplished the BIG- The BIG for me, and for you.
The answers to the BIG are found in the small.
Our lives may look small, seem small, even feel small. But that is where the BIG answers are found, right there in the small life surrendered to Him.
I just wanted you to know that this post really spoke to me. Too often I find myself struggling with wanting to make a BIG impact in the world but it seems God has seemingly “smaller” plans for me. I just came across your blog tonight accidentally but have already bookmarked numerous pages. I love how intentional your parenting is and love how you incorporate your faith into so many activities for the little ones. I have been trying to think of ways to begin teaching my 2 year old more about God and my faith. Thank you for sharing and God bless!
Kimberly, I am humbled and so grateful that God would lead you here and encourage you. Blessings to you and your little one, may we all continue to grow in Him!