God Is In The Small Stuff

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

God Is In The Small StuffStop worrying and invite God into the details of your life. This is what Bruce and Stan have to say about one of their God Is In The Small Stuff series. What did you do today when no one was looking? What did you think of? Did you pray today? What did you say to the saleslady in the department store? What coincidence did transpire? Whatever happens in our everyday life, whether we consider it good or bad, God is into these small details, sending a message with a purpose for our being . Three years ago, a fire broke out in our neighborhood and it caused me so much trauma that I couldn’t  sleep every night and I always envisaged the burning house and the thick smoke that left ruins to families who were a victim of their neighbor’s negligence to an overheated electric stove. I cried countless times to friends who have heard about the news. Fire has been my greatest fear in life. Why did God allow me to see an actual burning house just two houses away from my own apartment? I began to think of what things could I possibly hoist along with me if I encounter that bad fate myself. Important documents, wallet, jewelries, gadgets, a few clothes maybe? And my teddy bear. The rest would all be scorched by the fury of burning flames. And without those tangibles, what would be left of me? But of course, I am thinking clearly now that that mishap would never happen again in our area because God has already sent us the message. He helped me overcome my greatest fear by showing me how to brave the scariest thoughts. Aside from being responsible on gas or electric stoves and unattended electrical outlets, the incident has taught me that experiences are far better than  material things. We have to stop buying things we don’t need and learn the fashion of adorning our souls.  I now see my collections of books and mugs that I love so much as worthless compared to what’s within me if I run to save my life. Books are useless if you won’t live by them and instill it in your mind. Mugs are worthless when you don’t share a steaming cup of coffee with your friends who need your advice. And after these lessons, God wants me to stop worrying about the details in life I can’t control. I learned how to pray and trust him. Anything could happen to any person wherever they go. Worry can keep your day unproductive and would therefore keep you from living the life God has intended for you. Give all your worries and cares to God. He will never forsake us because He already died on the cross for us.

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

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