If we want to take root and to grow in our faith, it's necessary to branch out in service. Try serving God in little things. It's wonderful to accomplish great things for Christ, but sometimes our greatest works are in the little things.
Leslie Flynn relates the legend of an angel who, at the start of a church construction project, announced he would award a prize to the person who made the most significant contribution to the finished product. Everyone worked hard, wanting to win--the architect, the contractor, the craftsmen, the artists, the clergy, and the carpenters.
The winner turned out to be an elderly peasant woman who every day carried hay to the ox that pulled the stones for the stonecutters.1
Our faith grows as we serve, and we serve best when we're faithful in little things. Try branching out in a new area of Christian service, however small; and be faithful, so that one day the Lord of the Harvest will say, "Well done!"
God expects us to take advantage of every opportunity to be a doer of good.... Keep on keeping on. Who does God's work will get God's pay. Leslie B. Flynn
1Leslie Flynn, Keep on Keeping On (Carlsbad, CA: Mangus Press, 2005), 106.
Peace and Joy,