I've talked before on this blog about wanting to do big things for God. I want to be like Moses or Abraham or Mary. I want to achieve something truly miraculous that points tons of people to Him.
And for some reason I've assumed I haven't or don't or my efforts aren't big enough, aren't worthy of the "great" title.
But today a precious friend said something I won't soon forget.
"Whatever God asks of you, doing it and obeying Him is what makes it great."
A great work for God is anything we do in obedience to Him. We show God His importance in our life by doing what He asks, no matter how ordinary or mundane or unimportant we view it. Obeying His call makes our work spectacular in His eyes.
Heeding God's nudging to help someone carry packages becomes a great work of God. Making the phone call we dread simply because God said to, gains His nod of approval. Leading a Bible study or writing a book which seem beyond us, but doing it anyway because He's asked us, is worship of a Holy God who deserves it.
Being great is only a matter of obeying, of doing what He asks.
So today I expose myself in a blog post trusting it is a big work for God. I pray I've made Him smile.
If you love me, you will obey what I command.
How will you be great today?
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