Monday, March 19, 2012

March 20, 2012

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers." Galatians 6:9-10

Just a few minutes ago I checked the meter on our website that tracks the number of hits we get and where they originate.

Here is what it showed for the last several days:

United States - 48   Russia - 11   India - 2   Slovenia - 2   Brazil -1   Germany - 1   Poland - 1   Venezuela - 1

Our little church on a corner in Spotsylvania County touches people around the world! Think about this, between the witness of our website on the world-wide web and the several missionaries we help support it is correct to say that the sun never sets on the ministry of Fredericksburg Wesleyan Church!

That is pretty amazing but what does it have to do with CRAZY LOVE?

Here's the point. We tend to overlook or underestimate the power of small things done well, done consistently, and done in love.

Just the time taken to load our sermons (English Church and Spanish Church) on the website makes those messages available to literally billions of people over the world-wide web. It is the digital equivalent of sending a missionary overseas except we get to go everywhere the internet goes!

Writing daily devotionals requires some time but once it is posted on the website it is there for millions of English-speaking people to pull up and read.

It is very easy for us to get intrigued and infatuated with the big things, the spectacular things, the high budget and high tech productions and become discouraged by our inability to do ministry like that.

There are certainly some amazing and ingenius new ways to present the gospel and some very creative people designing them. I say, "Thank God for them!" Big things done well can get some big results!

But just because we can't do those things on that large scale, don't fall into the trap of believing you can't make a difference! You can by doing small deeds well and consistently over time motivated by God's love!

Only Heaven will reveal this for sure, but I bet there have been more people reached by small acts of love than by big events. CRAZY LOVE is communicated most powerfully face to face, person by person! And since there are more people doing small things than there who do big things, it makes sense that more people would be reached by small acts of love lived out consistently!

Don't get weary doing the small stuff! Keep doing it as well as you can and often as you can with as much love as you are able! And don't forget, there are a bunch of small things that are done well to make those big productions work!

CRAZY LOVE expressed consistently is crazy powerful!