No "Aha"?

I like to find the “aha!” statement in a book or story or life. But in reality, it’s rare. A great life is built on day-in and day-out faithfulness in little things.

Here’s a nice list of big "little" things from a missionary doctor working with Muslims in an Asian country. He confirms that there is no “golden key” for instant success in expanding a ministry. “It’s mostly just hard work—the stuff expected of everyday Christians.”

  • Consistently show up at work on time and do a good job.
  • Express appropriate grief and mourning when there is a death in the neighborhood.
  • Build a reputation (and it can take years) of being a godly man, a holy man, with a god-fearing wife.
  • Drink a lot of tea (or coffee, etc.) with your friends. Many cups a day, day in and day out, for years.
  • Be known as a "Bible man." Memorize Scripture and quote it regularly to your non-believing friends. Try to bring up Jesus or the Bible within two minutes in every conversation (time yourself if you must).
  • Bathe everything you do and say in prayer.
"One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much,
and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.

If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth,
who will entrust to you the true riches?

~ Luke 16:10, 11

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