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“THINKING small” Devo for 3-2-11

02 Mar

PSALM 119:10-11  “How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. 10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”

Several months ago I had the great opportunity to have breakfast with one of my heroes, Steve Farrar. He has written books like “PointMan”, “King Me” and “Finishing Strong”.  They are fantastic books written for men and designed to equip us to “follow hard after God”.  I luv the guy!

During breakfast I asked Steve, “How do you do Life?” (I always wonder if the “big guys” do what the rest of us should be doing)

“Well”, he said searching for words, “This is what I do… I start every day with my black leather Bible in my red leather chair“.

“You mean like a “quiet time?”, I ventured.

“Yep, that is where I get my “footing” for the day…I never miss…NEVER.”

I can remember those words hanging in the air for a moment and then we were on to the next subject. To be honest, I don’t really remember much more about that meeting. It was so refreshing to see that even guys who has had many BIG MOMENTS in his life…live each day in the little moments.

Paul Tripp says it this way….”Our lives are not lived from from BIG moment to BIG moment but from small to small”.

  • How do you save money?….a little at a time (same way you lose all your money) many folks are waiting for the lottery or that big paycheck…most will keep waiting.
  • How do you lose weight?… a little at a time (same way you gain all that weight). The 24 hour Hollywood Diet is one of the best selling diet formula’s because it promises instant results… most folks who take it, stay fat.
  • How do you build a good marriage?… a little at a time (same way you wreck one) Many marriages are looking for that Ultimate Marriage retreat or one thing that will help their marriage rebound…in reality “a thousand little things killed the marriage, a thousand little things must fix it”.
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How do you grow in your faith?… a little at a time. 10, 15, even 30 minutes a day with God and the Bible. Making small steps of growth in your faith. That is how a strong Christian is made and that is what “makes” a Christian strong.

 

 
1 Comment

Posted by on March 2, 2011 in Devotional Thoughts

 

One response to ““THINKING small” Devo for 3-2-11

  1. Todd

    March 2, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Right on.

    I am reading King Me now and just finished the chapter about sex. Stay in the word to have a better chance on living a more righteous life.

    And yes, one step at a time is how to accomplish tasks. How do you take on the challenge of reading a 1,000 page book (you asked the question last Wednesday)? One word at a time.

     

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