Check this out from 1 Corinthians 6 in The Message:
Our work as God’s servants gets validated–or not–in the details. People are watching us as we stay at our post, alertly, unswervingly . . . in hard times, tough times, bad times; when we’re beaten up, jailed, and mobbed; working hard, working late, working without eating; with pure heart, clear head, steady hand; in gentleness, holiness, and honest love; when we’re telling the truth, and when God’s showing his power; when we’re doing our best setting things right; when we’re praised, and when we’re blamed; slandered, and honored; true to our word, though distrusted; ignored by the world, but recognized by God; terrifically alive, though rumored to be dead; beaten within an inch of our lives, but refusing to die; immersed in tears, yet always filled with deep joy; living on handouts, yet enriching many; having nothing, having it all.
Our work gets validated–in the details. How are you doing in the details of life?
1 John 4:12 has been on my heart this week. Your post is a great description of the depth of God’s love John speaks about. It truly is within the minutia of life that God’s love is most evident. And to a world who is constantly searching “the devil is in the details”. It is in the details that the world is overcome therefore it is the details that the power of God’s love is revealed.
Thank you for your words of encouragement today.