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Everyday Faithfulness

I cannot heal the deep rifts, solve the crushing problems of our day. Thankfully, God has not given me that load to carry. He is God, and I am not.

I can but do what God has given me this day. Fold the laundry, clean the kitchen, read the book, care for my children, honor my husband, love my neighbor. This is the good work He has given me this day.

Sometimes we are tempted to think that this everyday faithfulness is small. But it is not.

Today, as you do the next thing entrusted you to do, you demonstrate your faith that God is on His heavenly throne, and He is not taking auditions for the role of “savior of mankind.” That role is taken, and there is only One who is worthy. Faithfulness in the small things shows the humility of our smallness; it demonstrates faith in His control.

“O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forevermore.”

Psalm 131:1-3


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