Faithful in the Little Things
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor. - (James 4:10)
Saul was on an errand for his father when he walked smack-dab into the perfect will of God. In his search for some lost donkeys, Saul was directed to the area where the prophet Samuel lived. When Samuel laid eyes on Saul, the Lord told him that Saul was the one He had chosen to be king over Israel.
Then the Bible tells us that “Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head, and kissed him and said: ‘Is it not because the Lord has anointed you commander over His inheritance?’ ” (1 Samuel 10:1). The Spirit of God came upon Saul, and he prophesied with the prophets, which means that God spoke through Saul. We are also told that God gave him a new heart.
Then came a test in Saul’s life. Some questioned the choice of Saul as king. But Saul ignored them and just went about his business. After Samuel had anointed Saul as king, the Lord had not told him to do anything in particular. And to his credit, Saul went back to his responsibilities, which included plowing a field.
Often you will find that when you are engaged in service to the Lord, He will tell you what the next thing is.Saul was faithful in the little things, and God opened a great door for him.
If you want to be used by God, if you feel that one day the Lord might want you to be in ministry somewhere, then here is my advice for you: Be faithful in little things. Do what you can do. Don’t look for big things to do; look for anything to do.
God says that if you will be faithful in the little things, then He will give you other things to do.
Copyright © 2015 by Harvest Ministries. All rights reserved.
Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004, 2007. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.
Watch Greg Laurie's weekly television broadcast on LightSource.com.
What you don’t know can hurt you
Satan wants to do everything he can to derail you, to defeat you, to destroy you. There is an unseen spiritual battle taking place and each of us is instructed to put on spiritual armor and take our place on the battlefield
Unseen, by Pastor Jack Graham, is a great resource to help you fight the spiritual battle and win. It’s our gift to you in appreciation for your donation to Harvest Ministries this month.