Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

The Daily Walk Part 28 - Small Things

Terry got to her car with all the groceries. Loading them into her trunk she sighed. She had forgotten to take the bag of flour from the bottom of her cart and run it through the check out. The cashier usually asked if there was anything on the bottom of the cart, but not today.

Should she bother to run in and pay for it? Or should she just be thankful she had saved a bit of cash? She decided it was too small an item to worry about. She was too busy to run back anyway. It wouldn’t hurt to overlook it. So on she went with her day.

Small things…little opportunities for our integrity to grow or slow. Small things that most, in many cultures, would just overlook.

Terry was startled when she stopped to read her devotions one day that week. A verse nudged at her heart and she remembered the flour.

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” Luke 16:10

When Terry returned to the grocery store to explain that the flour had not been paid for, the clerk looked at her strangely. Who would bother to come back when they could get away with it?

But Terry knew she wanted God to be able to trust her with anything and the trip back to the store was worth it.

How about you…where are the small things of integrity showing in your life? It could be small items taken home from work; a cashier’s or bank teller’s error gone unnoticed; any number of opportunities arise as we go about our daily business to show us where our line of integrity is. Small things do matter…God says so.

prayer & reflection

Father God,
Thank you that You settle for nothing less than spurring me on to be all You want me to be. Help me today to move my line of integrity up. Help me to be honest in the very small things of everyday life. Father, I want You to be able to trust me with more for Your Kingdom. More influence in others’ lives, more finances for your work, more opportunities to see Your power displayed. May I be faithful in small things today with the help of Your Holy Spirit.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.