Ever heard that it’s the little things that count? It’s so true!
I look at people who spend an hour or more working out at the gym and I groan. That’s just not my style of working out. Instead, I choose to walk the country roads of my neighborhood. I also do a 15 minute calisthenics routine in attempt to tone my muscles. While I might not be making the fast strides that those folks at the gym are making, those little times of working out do help.
I don’t spring clean my house each week, but every day I do something. I may dust or mop the floors, clean the windows or vacuum. Also each night before I go to bed, I make sure that things are tidy and put away. I might not clean everything all at once, but those little jobs keep my house in order every day.
Each morning for years I have read the Proverb for the day (there are 31 chapters, one that can be read each day of the month). It doesn’t take long, but since I’ve made this a habit for so long, I can finish many verses before reading it. Those little times of pouring God’s Word into my heart haven ingrained those practical truths into my heart.
Memorizing Scripture passages takes time and I can only memorize one verse at a time. I might only get one or two verses a week in my memory, but eventually I get the whole passage memorized by doing little bits, one verse at a time.
I attend women’s conferences twice a year and they are a blessing, but in order to help my spiritual growth, I create my own little daily “conference” by listening to Revive Our Hearts and Love Worth Finding. That little time of hearing God’s Word while I get ready in the morning has probably done even more for me than conferences!
It really is all the little things that make my life richer – especially in spiritual matters. It’s a reminder to me that I have no excuses for not doing what is right! It doesn’t require BIG amounts of time (though when I can take more time, I want to take advantage of that!). It really only requires making habits of doing little things consistently to have a life that is fulfilling and fruitful.
When I look and see a tiny little bit more of a toned arm or a clean kitchen, I see how rewarding those little things were. But even more rewarding are the little things that push me towards being like Christ. They all matter. They all make a difference!
Are you taking time to do the little things? If you’re not in the habit, pick one and watch the difference it makes in your life!