It’s a phrase we’re all familiar with. And most of us have benefited in some way from the small, kind actions of others. Isn’t it amazing how God can use even our smallest deeds to affect each other’s lives? Most of the time, we’ll never know what these actions will grow into.
The best part is, we don’t have to know. God has given us the role to love others and he’s given us the blessings and talents to make it happen. Are you a good talker? There are plenty of lonely people out there who would love to have a friend to speak with. Are you mechanically inclined? There are some who could benefit from your skills. Whatever you can do, it can be used to serve others for the glory of God.
“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”
Here is this passage Jesus compares his kingdom to a mustard seed. What a great comparison for though it starts out small, the mustard seed sprouts into something big and useful. Likewise, our ministry to others in the name of God may be just small, every day actions. But those small deeds are the seeds of love. When they begin to grow, greatness can happen. Someone may even be receptive to find faith in Jesus because of some small act of kindness.
So take every opportunity to use what God has given you to bless those you come in contact with each day. That small deed could make a huge difference.