As I sit here sipping my hot tea because I am once again sick, I'm thinking about the small things. The things that by themselves don't seem all that important.
I happen to love the small things. The little things that make me happy. My favorite dessert (basically chocolate), my favorite worship song, a smile.
I think God speaks through the little things. They're his love letters to us.
But sometimes we get so caught up in life that we miss the small things. We miss the small signs that tell us that something big is going to happen.
I've definitely been there. All of the sudden, one day, noticing that there are leaves on trees. When if I had just been paying attention I would have noticed the small changes taking place.
So often in my own life, I just see what I want the end result to look like. And I just know that I'm not there yet. I forget to take time to rejoice in the small changes. The changes that get me one step closer to where I need to be. All those little changes add up. All those little changes are growth. And when there's enough little changes, it's like the leaves all of a sudden showing up on the trees or flowers sprouting from earth. It's the little changes that make life, life.
Perhaps this year, I've been a little more in tune to the signs of spring. After this long winter, I'm eager to see in any sign of spring. This week I want to live in tune to the little things God is doing in my life. I want to see the signs of his love. I want to see little ways that I'm growing closer to him. Because just as spring will eventually get here as each little change happens, so I will eventually look like Jesus as each little change occurs in my life.
"For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland."