My Personal Mission Statement

“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He…

The Next Big Thing

I am about to contradict what I am teaching in our latest series. Our current series is about the small changes that can make a big difference in our lives. In this devotional, however, I am getting off the reservation for a moment and talking about something I consider big: discipleship. I am doing so…

Small Things Cumulative Effect

If you don’t think that small things can and do make a difference, consider that one of the most powerful forces is the splitting of the smallest thing. In the splitting of the atom, a succession of explosions can be set off to cause the biggest explosion the world has ever known. I have known…

Little Things Add Up

“To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe There is a story on John Piper’s Desiring God website which I believe illustrates the importance of seemingly small things.…

Going All In

The fifth card in the hand you have been dealt is the most important. This fifth card is choices. Everything in life is a choice. Every second of every day we are choosing one thing or another. The choices card has the power to change all the other cards, because it controls all the other…