“Little things”

I’ve spent the last couple of days painting my living room. I’ve wanted to paint it for a few years, but I couldn’t decide what color to use. While we were at a hardware store, I saw a can of paint on the clearance rack. The paint is usually $30, but since it was a “mis-tint,” I was able to buy it for $8. I estimated that I would need two cans of paint because I would have to use two coats of paint. I am almost finished painting and I still have a little paint left from the $8 can (I never opened the other can of paint).

After painting, I read my Bible. The reading for tonight was on John 21— Jesus showed up on shore after the disciples had fished all night but caught nothing. They had no idea who He was. He told them to cast their net on the other side of the boat and when they did, they had so much fish that they could hardly bring it back to shore. I kind of feel that way about my paint—I had so much from that one can!

Is it silly for me to think that God guided my paint purchase? I don’t think so. Why couldn’t God be in the “little things” we do in life? Catching fish isn’t such an important task, yet God told the disciples where to cast their net.  When I see positive outcomes in the “little things” of my life, I realize that it’s God reminding me that He’s there—He’s still taking care of me. Second Timothy 2:13 says, “If we are faithless, He remains faithful” (NLT).

I love the color of my living room now— it feels warm and friendly. I want to have a home Bible study now. Perhaps that was God’s plan all along.

Copyright © 2013 Dr. M. Teresa Trascritti
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