Twirling a tea bag in a hot cup of water, I watched with fascination as the otherwise transparent water welcomed the intrusive orange trails.
“Pretty colours, don’t you think?”
The woman laughed, “You are happy in small things.”
Yes, I am. Because good things come in small packages and isn’t God present in the tiny details?
One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. (Luke 16:10)
Faithful in very little… how does one prove their faithfulness? By acknowledging that every thing comes from HIM and is a blessing no matter how unfair it might seem at times.
The foremost quality of a trusting disciple is gratefulness. It’s only when you live the prayer of thanksgiving that you live the power of trusting God.
I am currently taking a 1000 Thousand Gift challenge by Ann Voskamp (http://onethousandgifts.com/) wherein you write down everyday gifts; gifts that might seem “little” and usually go unnoticed. It’s been less than 60 days and I am at 460…
460 Finished reading The Scarlet Pimpernel
459 A friend’s reaction to a present I gave her
458 Bed of flowers next to the stop I catch a bus from
…that’s 7-8 “recorded” gifts per day (which I was able to note down before overcoming with laziness). Not bad.
One Thousand Gifts is a celebration of grace and a recognition of the power of gratitude. (Ann Voskamp)
And, yes, he was present in my “little” cup of tea and I was thankful for that.