Today – The Small Things

Importance of a Day

December 7, 1941 Day that will live in infamy

July 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence

June 6, 1944 D-Day

October 31 1517 Luther with the reformation

Days that really changed the direction of not just the United States, but the whole world.

Days in our own lives

Birthdays

Anniversaries

Tragedies

March 15, 2014 Mondovi campus started.

January 4, 1985 Jenny said yes to marrying me.

Times that change the course of our own lives

  1. Day that changed our world.

Look at a day that changes the course of our lives.

Usually not a day but a part of a day.

EXAMPLE:  Bad day is it really a bad day, or just an event that happened that consumes every part of that day? or a good thing happened that we just can’t stop thinking about.

2.  Not always the big things.

Consumed with everyday things that fill up our lives, we don’t believe anything epic could ever happen.

Exo 5:14

Also the officers of the children of Israel, whom Pharaoh’s taskmasters had set over them, were beaten and were asked, “Why have you not fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and today, as before?

fire fell twice in the temple, but a priest was called to keep the fire burning everyday and not let it go out.

Small things do change us and can have huge impact.

  1. Someone said something to us either good or bad, they may not even remember saying it but we remember.
  2. Hannah overwhelmed by the burden of her other wife criticizing her about not being able to have any children.
    1. Husband Elkanah are I not better than having 10 sons? 1 Samuel 1: 8
    2. She is broken down and begins to pray for a son.
    3. This has been an example of desperate prayer taught for almost 3500 years
  3. Woman wanting to give to the Lord all she had Luke 21: 1 – 4

We can get so consumed with the epic things, waiting for them to happen, we miss what God is doing in our lives today.

EXAMPLE: can’t wait for Christmas, this movie to come out, the _____ sport season to start.

James 4: 13 1 16COME NOW YOU WHO SAY TODAY OR TOMORROW WE WILL GO TO SUCH AND SUCH A CITY, SPEN A YEAR THERE, BUY AND SELL AND MAKE A PROFIT.  HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR LIFE WILL BE LIKE TOMORROW? YOUR LIFE IS LIKE THE MORNING FOG IT’S HERE A LITTLE WHILE THEN IT’S GONE.  WHAT WE SHOULD SAY IS “IF THE LORD WANTS US TO, WE WILL LIVE TO DO THIS OR THAT.  OTHERWISE WE ARE BOASTING ABOUT OUR OWN PLANS AND ALL SUCH BOASTING IS EVIL.

Can you imagine it is evil to make plans for tomorrow without including what does God have for me?

One day hope

Can you imagine it is evil to make plans for tomorrow without including what does God have for me?

3. Small adjustments

In Israel I was talking with a man and he had an interesting perspective.  Christians are so consumed with heaven they forget what is happening today.  We pray, may we please you today and if we do that, heaven will take care of itself.

Karl on small adjustment in their life to change the trajectory of their lives

Pray God change us in the small areas of our lives so wee can change our trajectory of our lives.