I want to do something great for God.
I want to do something big.
but am I content to be here?
I want to do grand things for God.
to show Him how much I love Him.
but am I living each moment like I care?
I want to travel to far away lands
to help those in a life of poverty.
but here I sit, still gathering more.
I want to be a light
I want to show others my fierce Jesus-love
but do those in my own home see Jesus here?
I want to do something great for God
I want to sacrifice
I want to live a life that pleases Him.
But what about the here and now?
the place where He has me today?
what about these little tasks
that I often want to shove away.
Can I be Jesus in the little?
Can I show love in the daily tasks?
I want to be patient in the tantrums…
I want to give water when they are thirsty…
I want to teach them, no show them, the love of my Savior…
I want them to know how I need Him so.
I want the little things to matter.
I want them to know they matter, too.
I want to cherish each moment…
for them to know they are cherished.
Oh, how my heart breaks.
Oh how I pray and pray…
but maybe the answers are right here in front of me.
at least for today…
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Matthew 25