"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty;

not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some."
Charles Dickens

Monday, July 24, 2006

Faithfulness in small things..

Luke 19:17 "And he said to him, 'Well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a very little thing, you are to be in authority over ten cities."

This verse is part of the Parable of the Ten Minas and is often quoted when we talk about faithfulness and character.

For those who know me, I am one who is constantly looking, watching others in search of character... especially in men and women of God. After all, that is one of the things that sets us apart.

I believe that watching and looking out for good character is a most "beneficial" pastime. I would be reminded to thank God and also be able to encourage others with my observations.

Traditionally, some would be looking out for character too except that some look and see only bad character...

So yesterday, I saw Godly character in action! I was so pleased, grateful, thankful and proud when I spotted it!

Here's what happened yesterday... My church chairman drove up at 8.15am, which was unusual as he's usually at the mother church to attend service there. As he was not scheduled to speak at our centre either, I was pleasantly surprised to see him. He had come all the way to pass us 15 copies of the Asian Beacon for sale at our church and that was it! He dropped off the mag and was off again!

I see this as an act of faithfulness in small things and was very encouraged by his act of service and the fact that nothing was too big or too small for him to do for God!

I suppose I shouldn't be at all surprised as our pastors, leaders and even ordinary members of our congregation, for that matter already serve us in big and small ways (some of whom are "In Secret Service"!) but I choose to see this as Godly character in action and be encouraged by it!

Character.. Godly character! I am thankful to be serving alongside such greats!

1 comment:

Jenn said...

Yeah! I know what it is like! When I was forced to hold an audition for choir, I was worried that people might think "Aiyah.. So susah ah? I sure cannot wan lah.. No need to try lah".. But a few said, "Wow.. Don't know whether I can make the cut into the choir, but I'll come anyway and try my best. It's a privilege to serve God". Wow... and of course I do have plenty of tiny stories to tell.. but I'm just commenting here, not blogging! *laughs*