Has anyone ever told you to
“Remember the Big Picture?”
It’s great advice! But I think there needs to be a “subtitle”:
“But Stay Faithful to the Small Picture”.
What’s the small picture? It’s the present moment. And remembering the big picture while staying faithful to the small one, is quite the balancing act.
The two- big and small pictures- are played out in the mind.
First, it’s consoling to remember that “all things work unto good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28)
When life brings twists and turns, we can learn to trust that
God has a big plan for our salvation!
But then the mind must come to focus upon the practical work! Each day we get up and move through each hour. Each moment we have an opportunity to stay faithful to what is right in front of us.
To whom are we speaking? What do we chose next?
How can we turn this experience into prayer?
Each and every moment and encounter: these are the small picture.
What picture are you thinking about right now? Each, big and small, are important to ponder. See God loving you all the way to salvation. The big plan has a glorious ending! Remember the picture is one He’s creating- He’s writing the big story called life!
But also stay faithful to each little “instagram” moments… to all the ways to say yes to His love. Each moment God’s inviting us to turn our eyes toward His gaze. Each moment He’s reminding us He’s with us every step of the way.
Staying faithful to the small picture of every detail in life,
helps us remember that it’s a really big plan: unending Love in Eternity!